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Response to boston bean (Reply #22)

Tue May 27, 2014, 07:48 AM

25. That doesn't follow in my mind.

What we see, instead, is tragedy resulting from people hating themselves. They scapegoat others because they can't face their own self-hatred (too much cognitive dissonance), and the results are tragic, but, once again, you and I are speaking at cross-purposes. My purpose is to understand so that I can craft a working solution. Yours seems to be to educate and condemn (i.e. create social pressure), because it appears you already have a firm opinion on the nature of the problem and the proper solution. I don't share your confidence. I am looking for answers that will be more descriptive and strategies that will be more effective.

I don't deny that education and condemnation are useful tools for shaping social norms and even government policy, but neither of those strategies will get more men to vote for Democrats. Too many men (and the women who love them) vote against their best interests, and that's what I am trying to change. That's also why I need different strategies than the ones you are comfortable with. Condemnation and education, from what I can tell, push many people into the waiting arms of organizations aligned with the Republican Party (i.e. the masculinist NRA and patriarchal fundamentalist Christianity). It's time for new strategies.

-Laelth

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