my name is Casondra. I am writing
a paper for a soc. of gender
class. The paper must be based
on a quote written by Michael
Messner "male domination of
women may tie all men together,
but man share unequally in the
fruits of this domination".
I was wondering if I could get
some feedback on how you interpret
this quote. Thank you for your
time. I hope to hear from you
is a very odd quote--all I can
do is add my two cents, so I
hope that is helpful:
The quote is trying to make
a distinction between the generalized
"men/he" and the personalized
"male/I." Often times when we--anyone--talk
about the oppressions of women--which
in itself if generalized--we
refer to a generalized oppressor--i.e.
society, patriarchy, men...In
order to break away from this
oppression, I think that we
need to target specific oppressors--which
could be men and women alike.
By being specific, we, therefore,
won't be overlooking those men
who don't oppress women.
On another note, I think that
more men need to remove themselves
from this classification, i.e.
"outing" themselves as feminists,
by being more vocal about injustices
that exist. With racism, we
need white people to speak up--to
show that it isn't just about
non-whites. Equally to end sexism,
men need to equally speak up
and say "why are there only
9 female Senators out of 100?"