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  1. Danny Reyna Author

    The real heroes are the men and women who fought against tyranny during World War II. There's no comparison til this day.

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  2. Steve Smith Author

    When I hear 1 in 5 I think that's a lot of sexual assailants.

    Well perhaps like robbery, or autotheft its a very small number of repeat offenders? Perhaps you should think "Thats a lot, surely it can't be right", then wander off and find a genuine survey such as the one done by CDC and realise the one in 5 number is as valid as the moon being made of cheese. http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/ss6308a1.htm?s_cid=ss6308a1_e#Table6

    You may want to look at shows such as iCarly, that penetrate daily or weekly as opposed to an occasional movie, see how the genders treat each other there.

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  3. TurnTimeTable Author

    Come 2019, you almost can't find a superhero movie that ISN'T a female protagonist. The pendulum has swung too far the other way.

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  4. Emma Huber Author

    I didn’t want to have to play this card but the Bechdel Test sounds pretty sexist itself. If there was a movie with an all female cast people like him would prays it for its diversity and inclusivity. And this may be the dreaded patriarchy at it again, but I prefer movies with a strong male lead. Don’t get me wrong, the Hunger Games is a great series; I could read the books a thousand times, but your political opinions shouldn’t dictate what kind of movies I should watch.

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  5. Hildegard von Bingen Author

    I don´t know why so many People can´t accept this fundamental rule of nature. There is no freedom and justice without violence or at least the deterence of violence.

    Guys like that want our Boys to never rise beyond the Level of elementary School Children, where female authority figures can still tell them what to do.

    If we pathologize completely normal male interests and talents we will regret that in the future.

    Even Dorothee had to kill the Evil witches, before everyone got their happy endings

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  6. Joshua Zapzalka Author

    This is garbage. This man's little boy and the boys raised in this manner will have to rely on the strength and protection of strong masculine men who were raised up idolizing the warrior/hero/protector archetype.

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  7. 84C4 Author

    "As a parent who has the privilege of raising a daughter, i regret that my 2nd child is a potential rapist." – Father of The Year.

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  8. Simeon B Author

    I was trying to work out where Movies all started going wrong, losing all form of plot and character construction.

    Then I watched this, and realised it was around just after 2013…

    And that's around the time that MSM (including NYT) started losing all credibility.

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  9. J Alex Wheeler Author

    Odd. I know Holywood has changed, but the standard concept of a hero is (or was), the hero DIES giving his life for others.
    Heroes get their medals posthumously.
    Hollywood has sort of cheapened the concept of what a hero is.
    If a woman is prepared to die, trying saving the lives of others, I'll stand up and fold a flag for her the same as I would for anyone else.
    You die you get medals. You are a "hero". If you survive, then you get survivor's guilt. You get treatment. If you're lucky.

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  10. Take Off Your Blinkers Author

    "How movies teach manhood"
    Here I was thinking that was a fathers, uncles or grandfathers job.
    Posture at 00:18 tells you everything about manhood today.
    It's severely lacking in so many parts of western society.

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  11. Take Off Your Blinkers Author

    OMFG, I tapped out soon as you bought the Bechdel test up, that is a joke among anyone with any brain cells. you wonder why so many look at TED's as a joke these days.

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  12. TheToxicP Author

    Formative years (0-9), is of vital importance and I'm fully in agreement that our media choices for this age group should set a positive message for boys & girls. Of course I think the bigger impact on young children is whether they are surrounded by healthy adult relationships or not. If divorced and lacking a male spouse, you should strive to make sure your male child has access to other positive male role models (especially in how they relate to women).

    With saying that, it pisses me off when SJWs throw a hissy fit at movies meant for adolescents & adults that are obviously escapist nonsense. A male oriented flick of "Male hero, show me boobies / female love interest" is not all of a sudden going to turn adolescent / adult males into sexual predators or men who'll disrespect women. I don't care if you think it "objectifies" women as sexual objects, what your posters on the wall of Orlando Bloom didn't objective males (or all those women on the Views talking about hot male bods)? Males can in fact enjoy their escapist movies like women can enjoy their unrealistic relationships as shown in Romance Novels & Romantic Comedy's. We're all adults, to the extent our formative years went well, we are fine.

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  13. Tara Elmegreen Author

    Good concept…but more needs to b done to encourage our men to protect and defending our women..and to halt the emasculatuon of our men…they need heroes who are strong, brave, kind and chivalrous..we've woosified our men and boys…..I want a man's man to be my husband…to care and protect, stick up for me and at all times know that I'm proud of him in all he does…as a man!

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  14. matthhias brown an onion chopping Ninja Author

    I don't get the whole top 100 popular movies thing if the top 10 was 11% female lead then that either means men are the primary consumers of movies or that those 11 are not as good or anticipated movies

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  15. BladeFit Academy Author

    You lost me the minute you forgot that Princess Leia picked up a gun and shot at hardened shock troopers killing some, questioned the plan of her jail break, withheld information under torture, stood up to the greatest boogie man in the Galaxy, and rallied good men to a great cause. She not only demonstrated honor and courage, but grace also. Maybe the problem is the current generation can't recognize virtue when they see it. Please, the narrative in this presentation is flawed. Turn in your man card immediately.

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  16. _ ASleepyDragon _ Author

    Power puff girls was phenomenal. Then studios got it and diced it up and ruined it. Power Puffs original was the best! Right now we are preparing cartoons for the child adults who won't graduate from college. The professors chin was filed down, the mayor's secretary is nixed, the teachers breasts were ripped off, there is nothing but rainbows and gum drops (and the hypnosis panda that did pretty well compared to other bad guys)

    Your female leads in the industry that you showed are pretty good.

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  17. 1969nitsuga Author

    Men and women has the same rights but not the same functions in society. There are biological and psychological differences with a purpose. Dysney is no educational system nor has ever taugh anyone how to deal with the world. Single motherhood represents over 70% of the criminals in our jails. Who's raising those kids? What male role model do they have. A balanced child needs a male figure. Men can't give birth but are supposed to protect and discipline sons and daughters. Women professional development can't come by sidesiding or dismissing the only real reason for being a woman, the children. And the man can't relinquish his duty as provider and protector. My perfect movie: "A Quiet Place"

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  18. David Parks Author

    I feel sorry for your Son. Fathers like you are the reason Boys seek masculine role models in movies. Low self esteem turns Males into bullies and rapists. I expect your poor Son to be on the news within the decade. "We have tools at our disposal like GIRL POWER, and we hope that that will help, but I gotta wonder is GIRL POWER gonna protect them, If at the same time actively or passively we're training our Sons to maintain their BOY POWER." Your Son may end up being yet another casualty of a beta male role model. And your Daughter is likely going to suffer just as much or more because you're sending her into the world with delusions of grandeur and a false sense of security that are not preparing her for the realities of the world. I imagine the Fathers of Maren Ueland and Louisa Jespersen were very much like you. And you'll raise your Boy to be as beta as you are, so he'll be incapable of defending his Family in a home invasion, or maybe he'll just beat up Women. Real Men created the civilised world, and spineless whining betas are doing their best to destroy it. If you are looking for "Toxic Masculinity" you need look no further than the mirror!

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  19. Austin Beale Author

    Very obviously a false statistic. Maybe it's accurate when u count everything from cat-calling to telling a woman she's beautiful as assault

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  20. Stephen Sharper Author

    Why are there so many betamales complaining about the fact that they're genetically inferior kids won't be able to hack it unless we turn all the men into manginas?

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  21. Roger Sheddy. Author

    Sorry Bobo. Life IS fought alone. I had to spend most of my life fighting alone for myself with no one to help and no one to guide. Had I been the type of touchy-feely namby-pamby that you portray I would never have gotten where I am now. There is the judeo-christian ethic which teaches respect and worth but this is not it.
    Because I stayed true to "the quest," I now lead a team. I have greater value and worth than if I had been taught to walk around with a mangina being all touchy-feely.
    The best stories match the One True Story–a man standing up for principal staying true to that principle and pushing through all obstacles with the help of the Deity until he reaches the goal. I face the day to day I'm not in some academical Fairyland where I can build my own little stories around what I imagine reality to be.

    Embarking on the Quest–the goal of which is to be a man and to build your own life around moral Godly principles, is not something that any boy should be cured of it is something he should be encouraged to do. I would rather have a little Errol Flynn running around than some Barbie Boy who wants to play dress up.

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  22. Benjamin Chartier Author

    I have a really horrible feeling that this guy doesn't understand the basic issues having to do with life. Human beings exist in a fundamental state of conflict. Resolving this conflict is how we continue to survive as a species. I believe that he is fundamentally misread everything about the message of Star Wars. The Warriors Journey has to do with the discovery of the weaknesses in oneself and how to overcome them. Star Wars is an example of a Warrior's Journey. The reason why the Empire had to be defeated and it was understood by the audience that this Empire was an oppressive government. What Luke Skywalker had to discover was the true nature of the fall of his father and how to redeem him from this fall. It's about the fundamental Brokenness of the way in which fathers relate to their sons in American society. This is a far more important thing then pursuing some abstract idea of defeating a patriarchy. Men who are emotionally whole in themselves can stand both in a position of strength and a position of compassion. Weak men are only in a position to defend themselves. The society as it is right now seeks to Rob men of their fundamental wholeness. The constant assault on manhood from our media is meant to make men into mealy-mouthed beta male Orbiters for seemingly all powerful women. I look forward to movies depicting powerful female villains,to counterbalance the Mary sue female characters coming out. Speaking of Star Wars I actually like Rey in the new series however I'm almost looking forward to seeing her possibly fall to the dark side. this would actually create another cycle in the way in which the force balances. it would also give way to the possibility of a woman being in a position of needing Redemption and finding it.

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  23. Pervy Sage Author

    So I wonder why that study didn't include how many men are sexually assaulted? They need to include prison inmates in that study too.

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  24. USAShooting27 Author

    Good lord, what a loser soy boy. If you’re so concerned about what your kids are learning from what they’re watching, have discussions with them to make sure they don’t take things the wrong way. YOU be the role model for your kids! Be an active parent and the biggest influence in their life and it will work out fine.

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  25. THEFIRST39 Author

    The reason there’s so much violence, and the reason boys tend to emulate that: is because violence is ingrained in our (boys) DNA, it’s called testosterone.

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  26. sal colon Author

    I don't know, but maybe things like this happen because young boys don't have any value unless they are in service to women. Maybe because they have no other role. Or maybe because they are brow beaten into believing that we live in a patriarchy, which we don't. Maybe boys don't learn anything in school because everything has become female centric. Our schools today and society are striving to make boys effeminate. This confuses them specially when they don't have an outlet to be males. I wouldn't be surprised if the lecturer announces that his son is transgender soon.

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  27. Michael Atcheson Author

    In a perfect world where children are deluged with horrible conflicting images yet are somehow able to navigate without becoming the worst people, and absent the influence of competent parents, and at the same time dependant upon strangers to show them the world through a screen.
    This attitude of “someone else do it” is why we are fucked. Also, poor people cranking out babies.
    TALK TO YOUR KIDS PLAY WITH YOUR KIDS PAY ATTENTION

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  28. Wang Jim Author

    The truth is that women don’t want to marry men who are poorer than them(People can find those statistics on internet). When women try to get higher pay in the workplace, the percentage that wife provides more money than her husband is still low(When can we see 50% families like that when feminists put emphasis on “equality”). In those movies, women always play some active and motivated characters, however men usually play some fool in movies and cartoons like The Simpson’s and Mr.Bean. All today’s speech like to convince boys that today is women’s age and we should listen and follow them, however they try to tell boys and men that they are inferior to girls no matter in school or family. It is just a political correctness speech and I only see a feminist try to blame all problems on masculinity after getting a lot of privileges in today’s society.

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  29. cookie kitchens head baker Author

    Sorry…the Liberal distopia is not and never will be possible…..Its always overthrown by the "other" group, whoever they may be.

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  30. Matthew Thiellier Author

    Why would u relate to pixar characters as genders why cant u just relate to them as characters and learn something instead of looking for a check list of women talking.

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  31. SD Services Author

    1 in 5 women? Is that number increasing or decreasing? Start asking that question before going to "violence in movies may be the problem". You may figure out its decreasing and give a completely different outcome. I see no reason to believe this person has any deep thoughts on this.

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  32. J DIX Author

    It took forever and a day to even start getting some real substance out of what he was saying. Me @2 minutes in……. Please get to the point!!!!!

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  33. Jim 762 Author

    Boys are sissified today through the social engineering of TV.
    Get rid of cable and watch documentaries-it's difficult enough to filter out the crap in those ….
    MAGA!

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  34. End My Misery Author

    how can anyone trust someone when you have women who can just say she was sexually harassed by some man that doesn't know who she is and get arrested. At the same time there are a lot of men out there that believe being nice to a woman gives them the right to having the female. Men will say women are weak, women will say men are weak when in reality everyone is and things won't change overnight unless everyone just collectively decides to change at the same time.

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  35. Corno di Bassetto Author

    Mr. Stokes has a special definition of "violence" when he says "there's very little violence in 'The Wizard of Oz."

    In fact, anyone raised on 20th century depth psychology knows that there's a lot of violence in the film, only it's represented in the form of secondary revisions.

    Dorothy, the passive-aggressive heroine of the movie, punishes all the adults who she felt humiliated her, at least in her self-centered mind.

    Thus the man who tells her to have courage and to confront the witch, is turned into a cowardly lion.

    The man who tells her to use her brain and find another route where her dog, Toto, will not harass Miss Gulch, becomes brainless in her fantasy. When we see him again, as the Straw Man, he himself gives contradictory directions, a punishment typical of Dante's contrapasso, or counter-passion. One is reminded of his disparaging remark to Dorothy in Kansas: "your head ain't made of straw, you know."

    A weakness of the film is that Hickory (the Tin Man) is not as carefully scripted to explain why he lacks a heart. But psychologically he represents all of the farm family who seem to be heartless in Dorothy's mind, with little time for her.

    Miss Gulch, of course, becomes the Evil Witch. But even the other adults, such as her uncle and aunt who are too busy to recognize her all-important concerns, are reduced to Munchkins, much smaller than she, and who worship her and make her the center of their attention and adoration.

    The all-wise and all-powerful Wizard himself, clearly a displaced image of the all-wise and all-powerful paternal figure, turns out to be nothing but a charlatan whom Dorothy chastises, as she chastises the lion for his cowardice, as she felt he had chastised her in Kansas.

    By the end of the film, this passive-aggressive heroine is the center of attention, as she has always wished to be, seemingly enthroned in her bed as men who previously had no time for her kneel down in adoration and concern.

    The entire story is in fact a variation on the Cinderella motif, with the fairy godmother, the special coach in which she sits enthoned, etc.

    Thus, in this hominist reading of the movie, one can see how Dorothy Gale is "God's gift," while her surname represents her repressed violence in the form of a gale, or twister, which can tear down a house that doesn't recognize her as the center of attention. "Toto," of course means "all," and her dog is all that Dorothy cares about, regardless of her hard-working uncle and aunt.

    Stokes' comment that "all of the wise and heroic and even villainous characters are female" spins it through feminist ideology.

    Stokes seems to see this as an admirable trait in the film, but our hominist analysis shows otherwise.

    Dorothy only reflects the gynocentric narcissistic world view of a pubescent woman who thinks that she is, or at least that she should be, the center of attention. If she's not, then men must be punished for it. Does that sound familiar?

    What do young women learn from the film? Apparently that the only men in Dorothy's fantasy are pathetic weak men (cowards, brainless, and heartless), over whom Dorothy feels great superiority, which she would not normally feel back home (in reality), in Kansas?

    To say that Dorothy makes friends with everyone and is a leader, as Stokes does, is rather disingenuous.

    All of Dorothy's power is supernatural. They are privileges allowed, in fairy tales, only to women: that of being a princess worthy of adoration, while the only friends she makes are clearly are inferiors in her fantasy, not her peers.

    As for Stokes' reference to "the patriarchy," hominism has made clear that the female principle created the patriarchy to serve women, and women and women alone sustain the patriarchy.

    What patriarch is forcing women to paint their faces or to sexualize, and thus objectify, their bodies, when most of these women have more money than many men will make in a lifetime, and are their own bosses?

    Women sustain the patriarchy precisely by playing the passive role, as Dorothy does in the film.

    Thus, by the end of the film, the family and farm hands all attend to her, almost like an ephipany of the Christmas creche. Indeed, the three farmhands are kneeling in adoration. What more could that narcissistic tween ask for?

    It's a fantasy Nativity scene. Only the coddled baby Jesus is now the coddled pubescent Dorothy. "This is my room and you are all here," comes as close to Her Majesty's fantasy as reality permits.

    If Stokes wants a truly liberated image of a young woman, then he must consult "The Snow Queen," by Hans Christian Andersen.

    In that tale, the heroine, Gerda, is not merely assertive only when her dormant libido is awakened by a man, or a good witch. She is active throughout, thus representing Freud's premise of a single active libido in both men and women. Throughout the tale she takes the risks that normally men take, in order to save her male friend, Kai and awaken him from his frozen and dormant state.

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  36. Sammy RunCorn Author

    As a little girl, I loved lord of the rings 🙈.
    Today I see… it's kind of a only-male-group with some women added to the cast (fortunately Eowin is strong and Arwin brave).
    Just wanna say… it's still cliche, but at least a bit emancipated.
    Back then… I didn't mind having a almost-only-male-cast.
    I just really loved the character Gandalf :).
    Didn't care about the gender, only the wisdom ^^!)

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  37. Amber sen Author

    The point was good that movies do teach violence but this guy is a feminist and very stupid, he is very blue pilled..
    When a guy blames patriarchy, I become alert very soon.

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  38. Steven Davis Author

    Stokes, you're frustrated with how the world teaches our children, so you advocate political correctness. You didn't mention how the market place drives our stories, how our stories are deeply imbedded in our past stories. You didn't say enough about female characters being violent and warlike, emulating that sort of male. Young boys don't need to have females as role models. They need to have wise people, like Obi Wan and Glenda, as role models.

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  39. letswatchamovie Author

    Like the video. However I always face palm when people use Princess Leia as an example of a damsel in distress. Yes it is male characters that attempt to save her, but if you actually pay attention and think about what happens in the scene you'll discover that all Luke and Han really do is open a door. When the storm troopers come into the room and start shooting Leia is the one who takes the blaster and shoots a hole into the garbage shoot, saving everyone. Not to mention the fact that she's the only one on the Falcon who is knowledgeable enough to understand that the empire is tracking them. Really she's the most competent of the main cast until Luke blows up the death star. I don't see why the father was so worried about his three year old son seeing star wars. Seeing people join forces to fight evil would likely have no negative effect.

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  40. Thor Author

    Yet another example of how people who fail at parenting blame the world and the "patriarichy" for everything they find "problematic". Pathetic feminized beta.

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  41. Al Seb Author

    Al Seb
    “Stands up against the real bad guys”? I heard that assailants are loving partners, relatives, people close, and also further away. And hard working feminists have found that left wing men with all their values are just as problematic as right wing men. We’re lying to ourselves about the power that hormones have. Since the death penalty isn’t a deterrent, nor life imprisonment, we need to find a solution that will prevent situations with the knowledge that its biological. How many well intentioned partners will pester for it sometime this month?

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  42. Jared Love Author

    This guy needs to get a life. If you want to effect change focus on single mothers. Being a child of a single mother is the single worst indicator for a child. Parental abuse, neglect, prison, runaways you name it. Or I guess you could blame children's movies instead. Because that's convenient and people clap after your presentation.

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  43. Rob Landauer Author

    Let's have something like a Bechdel test for men:

    1. There are two men with names.
    2. They talk to each other.
    3. Neither one of them tries to physically hurt another man, nor does another man try to hurt them.

    I wonder how many movies would pass.

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  44. azazel grigori Author

    I have actually told a friend of mine "Men in this male dominated society aren't all born equal. We are held to high standards as to who we are supposed to be, what we're supposed to do, and what we need to accomplish." Men are judged in three criteria; Success, Power, and Usefulness. In fact, a young man is taught (or made to think) his value is based on the size of his pay check (Provider), the size of his muscles (protector), and the size of his penis (pleasurer). Men are worth only as much as whatever skills or resources they possess so that they may be of use to someone else. I've noticed how in male hierarchies, the higher up you are on the social ladder, the more freedom or privilege you possess. I originally thought that this was because of less and less supervising agents. However, I feel as if its believed among such circles that this person has "earned" this "privilege". Consequently, this also means that the lower you are on the social hiararchy, the more rules you have to follow and the greater consequences held over your head. This basically tells me that while boys are taught morals, morals basically come second to success, and that the more successful (or popular) you are the less moral you're allowed to be. This creates the "I can do whatever I want" mentality.

    There are certain consequences to the "usefulness" standards men are held to. The first is competition. MEN HAVE TO COMPETE WITH OTHER MEN! In some areas, competition is potentially a healthy aspect of male culture. Such as games or sports, competition is used as a form of male bonding. In other areas, competition can be very toxic, such as in the work place, or in dating. Men are made to compete against each other for resources, in which someone has to win and someone has to lose. The loser not only misses out on important resources, but may actually face ridicule. Where competition is healthy is when it's purely a comparison of skill and winning or losing has little to no consequence. Where competition is toxic is when winning or losing actually has consequences, such as the gaining or losing of resources or peer status. Either way, but it is often considered a necessary evil.

    The second consequence is A PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY TO SUCCEED ON ONE'S OWN. Men don't have television shows, celebrities, media, or entire social movements constantly trying to encourage them, telling that they can succeed. They don't have programs, systems, rules, or organizations that work to specifically ensure their security in any given situation. Boys are taught that their worth is judged by their own individual success, and only when they succeed off their own skill and merit. In fact, they are even ridiculed for succeeding by unpopular means. While men will work together for a mutual goal (such as the success of a company), they are still expected to compete for higher paying jobs, social status among peer groups, potential dates, or even survival. Men are not allowed to ask for help. They have to obtain resources on their own ability, or they get nothing at all, and may even lose something in the process. To ask for help, or to require sympathy, is to be dishonored and emasculated.

    Men are themselves objectified. But where as women are objectified to the level of a trophy, something to represent status, men are objectified as tools, objects to serve a useful purpose for someone else. Men are held to high moral standards, but morals matter less than individual power, dominance, and success. Men who achieve these things can practically do whatever they want within they're own circles. Men who fail to achieve these things are often the subject of ridicule. A man isn't allowed to ask for help, or even encouragement. He is not praised for latent or undiscovered skills or abilities. Only when he succeeds can he be praised. Men are not only held to these strict standards by other men, but also by women. All the while, "Girl Power" is bought and sold as a product. The defining trait of Masculinity is "Responsibility", of which the average man has in far greater quantities than he has freedom.

    The worst part is is that a man doesn't even own his own existence. He exists to serve some entity greater than himself, whether it be a boss, a lover, his government, or the strict culture he's born into. Of all the abilities a man has, he is expected to act as provider and protector towards an external entity and expect very little, or nothing, in return; not even to have someone protect or provide for him. A man supposedly can live by his own rules if he possesses enough power and resources to do so. However, even then he's still expected to live up to certain standards. Even at the top, he must still display power and dominance. This may mean he's not only encouraged, but required to ridicule others and keep in line to preserve his position. He is not allowed to display vulnerability of any kind, because then someone else may be able to threaten his position. He may not even do things that go against socially accepted norms because that makes him look vulnerable. And this can include taking an interest in something thought of as un-manly or immature or actively challenging the prevailing culture. This is why creatively minded men are often made fun of by their peers. A man never possesses power over his own life. Even at the top, he's still a servant of his culture. Just them, he's simply the culture's representation.

    As an aspiring fiction writer myself, I like to use this understanding of male culture to tell a story. My main character not only deals with masculine hierarchies, but also observes them from an outside point if view. He is both an outsider and someone lower on the male social hierarchy. He deals with strict expectations, the challenges of a social outcast, is forced to face the coercion (adult bullying) at the hands of both another man (and a few women) of higher social status. He obtains power and dominance by less than traditional means. Then he decides to use his success to challenge the culture surrounding him, and live by his own rules and act on his own principles. This includes him trying to force two of his female peers away from the passive damsel role, holding them to the same expectations he holds himself to. He is then met with opposition by both male and female peers due to his decision.

    I believe what you're focusing on is in correct, or to the very least one sided. The prevailing culture is, by nature, male dominated. This doesn't mean only men succeed. It means success is defined by standards attributed to "Traditional Masculinity." When we encourage women to succeed, and making sure they do, we are more often than not indoctrinating them into the patriarchy than actually fighting against it. What this means is we are granting women greater privileges but not holding them to the same standards, simply because their women. While they reach greater positions within social/economic hierarchies, the men who possess the same potential to succeed, but not given as much help or encouragement, have a hard time keeping up. Both men and women ARE EQUAL AND POSSESS THE POTENTIAL FOR SUCCESS, thus what is separating the too is encouragement and help getting there. We shouldn't focus on female success within male dominated culture. We should instead focus on challenging male dominated culture, changing its rules, beliefs, values, and habits. Then we can not only allow women to succeed, but help men as well. That is the only way we can create REAL gender equality. Men and women need to be held to equal standards. So we either teach girls to live by the same rules as boys in the prevailing society (meaning the ones listed above. ALL OF THEM), or we change the culture, creating a new set of rules and standards that everyone, no matter gender, must follow.

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  45. fragolegirl2002 Author

    I like that quest for my daughter too. I met this guy that is real good to me, Garren. So not all men are like that. But I wish a better world for my little girl.

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  46. ZeroHour lite Author

    Wizard of Oz the original one you showed traumatized my childhood,
    I catagorized it a horror movie which I never dare to watch again up until now 30 years later.
    How you landed in a strange place ready to devour you whole even before your first step,
    the rocks and cave wall just talk and smell,
    or how the queen just cut the heads out of others and changing them like cloths,
    every single part of it was too horrify they still haunting me today.

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