7 comments on “Noah Brand On Abolitionists in 1852

    • It’s an apt comparison for many reasons, but the most important reason is that women benefit from oppressing men. Just as you can’t improve the situation of American blacks before the Civil War without harming white Southern slave owners, you can’t improve the situation of men without harming women.

      I could have easily used other metaphors.

      Noah Brand in 1777:
      Defining quality of American rebels: when given a choice between making things better for the 13 colonies and making things worse for the British Parliament, they will always and invariably choose the latter. It’s reliably diagnostic.

      Or if I wanted to be really incendiary, Noah Brand in 1937:
      Defining quality of anti-Nazis: when given a choice between making things better for the Jews and making things worse for Germans, they will always and invariably choose the latter. It’s reliably diagnostic.

      • See, I’m a leftist, so my feeling is that zero-sum thinking is an outgrowth of capitalism. Women, and female-brained males think in zero-sum terms.

        • I would say the opposite. Zero sum thinking comes from socialism. That’s why they advocate redistribution. Women are natural socialists because they want something for nothing. You don’t see women voting for capitalism. They always vote for more government.

  1. School District Bans Father-Daughter Dances After Single Mom Complains

    http://shine.yahoo.com/parenting/school-district-bans-father-daughter-dances-single-mom-174500262.html

    The single mom in this story could have made things better for herself–found a man to take her daughter to the dance, asked if she could take her daughter, etc.–instead she chose to make things worse for the men and children in her community. I could post dozens of stories like this, this is just the most recent I’ve seen so it stuck in my memory.

  2. And, of course, he points to A Voice For Men, which has raised money for men who are being railroaded by the courts, encouraged men to seek treatment for emotional trauma, and held letter writing campaigns for men whose wives are trying to rip them off. But I suppose AVFM doesn’t care about making things better for people, unlike The Good “Man” Project which has done so, so much to help people.

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