"The Manipulated Man" revisited

Video here. Manosphere Highlights Daily revisits "The Manipulated Man" written in the '70s by Esther Vilar and asks how much has changed since then.

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Aristotle and Socrates are sidelined as woke academics try to 'decolonialise' philosophers taught in classrooms and rely less upon 'dead white men'

Article here. Excerpt:

"'Woke' academics have sidelined philosophers such as Aristotle and Socrates in favour of 'decolonising' classroom learning by getting rid of 'dead white men'.

A new toolkit for schools and universities has been produced by SOAS University of London, formerly the School of Oriental and African Studies.

New-age thinkers who are being recommended instead include an Indian-American feminist, a Nigerian 'gender theorist' and a Japanese zen expert.

The toolkit dismisses the study of classical Greek thinkers Aristotle, Plato and Socrates as 'armchair theorising'.

It is the first official guidance produced by SOAS academics aimed at 'decolonising' philosophy, with ambitions to provide more philosophical perspectives from Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America.

Among the 'new voices' suggested by the guide is Nishida Kitaro, a Japanese philosopher whose multicultural school of thought is said to 'challenge eurocentrism'.

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What Is Masculine Depression, and How Is It Treated?

Article here. Excerpt:

'MDRS-22 assesses what is called masculine depression. Masculine depression differs from the classical presentation in important ways. It emphasizes externalizing symptoms such as aggression, avoidant behaviors, emotional suppression, risk-taking, and self-medicating with drugs.

Note that masculine depression is not the same as male depression (i.e., it does not refer to a mental illness that occurs only in men). It is a subtype of depression, which means women may receive the diagnosis too.

Masculine depression is more likely to occur in women who assume male gender roles, for example, in single mothers exposed to the chronic stress of trying to pursue a career while raising a family alone.

In addition, both men and women with masculine depression reported less mental health-related use of medical and psychiatric services despite having more problematic substance use patterns (e.g., higher binge drinking).'

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Diversity Was Supposed to Make Us Rich. Not So Much.

Article here. Excerpt:

'When management consulting firm McKinsey declared in 2015 that it had found a link between profits and executive racial and gender diversity, it was a breakthrough. The research was used by investors, lobbyists and regulators to push for more women and minority groups on boards, and to justify investing in companies that appointed them.

Unfortunately, the research doesn’t show what everyone thought it showed.

There are obvious benefits of diverse corporate leadership for society, both in providing role models and in showing a commitment to promoting the best people, irrespective of skin color or gender. But doing it because it is the right thing is not the same as doing it because it makes more money.'

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Restaurants increasingly discriminating by age and sex

Article here. Excerpt:

'Today, plenty of bars and lounges around the US impose similar — if not stricter — age restrictions, hoping to curb unruly behavior sometimes exhibited by newly legal drinkers and appeal to an older crowd. But such age limits are still unusual at restaurants, as evidenced by the recent controversy around a Missouri eatery.

Bliss, an upscale Caribbean restaurant that opened last month in the suburbs of St. Louis, provoked numerous headlines and fervent debate for limiting entry to women 30 and up and men 35 and up. As Barounis sees it, the uproar over the restaurant’s age policy suggests it might have been too extreme.'

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A shortage of young men in the workforce could weigh on housing, Social Security, and growth for years to come

Article here. Excerpt:

'America's job market is mysteriously short of young men.

It's a trend experts say will drag on the economy and could take years to fix, mainly because men have already been dropping out of the workforce for decades.

According to Carol Graham, a senior fellow of economic studies at the Brookings Institute, the labor force participation rate of prime working-age men has been declining over the last twenty years. Today, 11% of men aged 25-54 don't have a job and aren't looking for one, more than triple the percentage recorded in 1955, when just 3% were out of the workforce, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.'

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Why Matriarchies Fail

Video here. Erin Byrd talks about why matriarchies are fundamentally unsustainable. She also cites a couple books that take on feminism.

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Are Young Men Really Becoming More Sexist?

Article here. Excerpt:

'Nearly 25 years ago, two prominent political scientists formally discovered a political gender gap. It had been an “established orthodoxy in political science” that women in advanced Western democracies were more right-wing than their male counterparts. But when Ronald Inglehart and Pippa Norris examined more than 60 countries across the world, they found that from the early 1980s to the mid-1990s, women had been moving to the left. They predicted that this gender split would continue to grow, with women moving even further left in the future.

But the modern-day focus on this split is increasingly on the radicalization of young men—are they moving further to the right?

All around the world—from Poland, where the far-right party supported a total ban on abortion, to South Korea, where the #MeToo movement sparked a fierce backlash—political commentators are raising questions about whether young men are becoming less liberal and less gender egalitarian than their fathers and grandfathers.

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Top Spanish Court Rules Kiss Without Consent Is Sexual Assault

Article here. Excerpt:

'Spain's Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that a kiss without "tacit consent" can be considered sexual assault just months before former football federation chief Luis Rubiales will stand trial over his unsolicited kiss at the Women's World Cup.

The Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling from the southern region of Andalusia which convicted a police officer of sexual assault and sentenced him to one year and nine months in jail for kissing a woman on the cheek who was in police custody.'

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Sexism Against Men in TV Commercials

Essay here. Excerpt:

'I understand that people do not like to read through a video. I tried to keep the text to a minimum in my video "TV Commercials and Gender" at mountsiyeh.substack.com. So I would like to expand the discussion of the video here, fill in some of the blanks, and add some further ideas.

First, I would like to discuss a couple of rules that did not make the video.'

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Ukranian women "taking men's places" on the front line

Article here. In the wording of the title is the expectation that it's men who should be doing the fighting. Why not the women? The whole article drips with white feathers... Excerpt:

'She'd been in the army for 18 months, having joined up out of a desire to protect Yarema, her five-year-old son, and her parents, who lived a 13-hour drive away in Lviv, west Ukraine.

Ukraine does not conscript women – unlike men – but it is running out of soldiers: 31,000 have been killed in action since February 2022 (although no official figures have been released) and many don't want to face the obvious risks. According to reports, at least 20,000 men have dodged the draft and fled Ukraine illegally, while officials in recruitment centres have been discovered taking bribes of up to £1,200 to help them avoid it.

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The Female Teacher-Student Sex Epidemic That Nobody Is Talking About

Video here. Better Bachelor reviews the not-so-recent trend of female teachers stat. raping* their students.

*Though often referenced as "having sex with"

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Inside the industry where workers are four times more likely to die by suicide

Article here. Excerpt:

'WORRYING statistics have revealed that builders are more like to die by suicide than any other industry.

And the issue is worsening, despite general efforts to get blokes to open up about their mental health.

New figures show 749 construction workers took their own lives in 2022.

The Build Network UK said deaths increased 12 per cent in a year from 668 in 2021.

It added that suicide rates are the highest of any industry, with labourers four times more likely to die by suicide than the national average.

Network founder Andy Stevens said: “Every year these figures increase and it is time something was done to halt this alarming rise.'

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Teacher accused of having sex with female ex-student and tried to lure her into threesome with her husband loses her license

Article here. Currently she faces no criminal charges. Excerpt:

'A high school teacher has lost her license over accusations she had a long-running sexual relationship with a former female student.

Lindsay Amber Eileen Dolson had been teaching at an unnamed school in Canada at the time, during which she 'committed acts that, in all circumstances, would reasonably be regarded by members as disgraceful,' a discipline committee wrote.

They further branded her actions from about 2014 to 2015 to be both 'dishonorable or unprofessional,' and 'engaged in conduct unbecoming [of] a member [of the Ontario College of Teachers].'

The committee added she 'abused [the student] psychologically or emotionally' to the point where she was left suffering from 'adverse emotional and psychological effects'

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Dads Rock: The Evidence - excellent positive report about fathers

Article here. Excerpt:

'It’s good to be able to share positive news about men and fathers and this article does just that. Largely research based, it debunks some of the myths about fathers, including his time with the children, the positive impact of a fathers’s presence in the home and more.'

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