US sorority girls in booze-fuelled orgy of violence
Male students bitchslapped by grog-swilling coed vixens
Crack boffins in Kansas have exposed a new scourge sweeping US universities: that of male students being routinely handed savage thrashings by their lithe young co-ed girlfriends, and not in a cheery consensual S&M-hijinks sort of way, either.
"In our growing-up years, we teach boys not hit their sister, but we don't teach girls not to hit their brother," said Sandra Stith, who is a professor of "family studies and human services".
The prof says that the stereotypical image of boy-girl violence suggests that the male is always the perpetrator, but that this is far from the case at American universities.
"We need to address female violence, too," she said. "We need to say that when you're in a relationship with someone you care about, you don't hit and you don't kick."
Apparently scuffling among college boys and girls in America "is more likely to involve shoving and pushing by both men and women" than in similar cases involving married couples off campus. Binge drinking is said to be a big factor too.
America's two-fisted, grog-swilling student vixens also apparently have a double standard when it comes to drinking and alcoholism. Their own thirsty, aggressive habits are characterised as "just partying and participating in normal college life", but if an older adult behaved in the same way they would be seen as having problems.
"I think they might be normalizing their aggressive behaviors, too," says Stith. "They may think that when they're drinking and get angry and she slaps him and he grabs her, that it's not domestic violence. They may think that domestic violence is what happens in married people's lives."
It wasn't immediately apparent, but we feel sure that videogames and movies such as Tomb Raider, Charlie's Angels, Barbie and the Three Musketeers etc must be to blame in some way.
There's more from Kansas uni here. ®
I was raised with the understanding that Women Can’t Ever Be Wrong. This may sound like complaining or whining, but I make this statement as someone who has taken years to assess this objectively. The idea that women are always correct is not merely the influence of parents or even of major media; but was the ideology taught repeatedly in our school system. We were raised with the understanding that if there was ever an issue between individuals of both genders, (in a relationship or not,) the man was at fault.
I am not talking about social programming such as “hold the door for a lady,” or “always pick up the tab.” I am talking about honest-to-god break-out-in-sweat fear about discussing custody concerns, “positive discrimination (read: affirmative action),” marginalisation of violence against men, paternity leave and many other topics. A group of teenaged girls physically beat one of their (male) classmates. The boy threw an offhand insult about the cleanliness of a girl’s shoes, and he ended up with stiches. The boy was suspended from school for two weeks; no action at all was taken against any of the girls involved. It was considered so normal and irrelevant that not only was the decision considered unappealable, the local media were completely uninterested.
In metros of my province, the outright chauvinism of our rural areas has made addressing true gender equality absolutely taboo. It is socially acceptable, even encouraged to throw gobs of money, time and activism at feminist issues. It is absolutely verboten to even mention masculist concerns. An entire generation of men raised in the metros of our province were raised to reflexively think that we are the source of the entire world’s ills, and if we dare to raise our voices to talk about this...we are very quickly ostracised, in some cases even accused of hate speech. (This accusation was actually levied against someone who dared question gender-specific education grants.) So long as there remains one “oppressed woman” in our province, discussion (let alone addressing) the negative effects of modern feminism simply can’t be allowed.
Please understand that I in no way defend or prefer traditional gender roles. I simply believe that regardless of gender, race, religion or a host of other items that make us all unique, we should be treated equally. My experience thus far has shown this simply isn’t the case.
Jim Noeth raised (fairly crudely) a much shorter version of the issues I just mentioned above, and you accused him of hate speech. Am I to be accused of the same thing?
I was raised to be ashamed to be a man and in the metros of my province a generation of men, (and we are working on another,) have been raised to be ashamed of their gender. Do you honestly believe that this is okay, or that attempting to talk about these issues is tantamount to hate speech?
Cannot be true
We here on the left side of the pond know that this cannot be true. We're taught that women are incapable of violence, unless they've been abused. But, in such cases, knowing that only men are capable of abuse, their violence is still the fault of a man.
In some jurisdictions their alternate policy to this is:
Man hits woman and goes directly to jail.
Woman hits man and he goes directly to jail.
Oh well, at least we get to sign up for selective service, pay for the date, and hold the door, right?