Examining gender issues does include taking a look at the so-called privileged. Let’s be honest, to treat them as if they have no problems with what their “privilege” demands of them would negate everything else that we have to say. Men have a single story that is perpetuated by both those who call them oppressors and a society that suffocates many of them. In the absence of respect for a true self, each man is victim to this story as much as those who oppose him.
We aren’t doing anyone any favors by forgetting to allow the men to be exactly who they are and not forcing them to pretend to be the image we’ve created for them. We’ll be looking at their struggles during June beginning with a look at how we all still pay for the prior transgressions of our forefathers this Friday.
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