Here is a wall post from Facebook that is weird, crazy, hilarious and… What’s that, Darcy Higgins? (Green Party of Ontario Director of Policy and Communications)
Darcy Higgins Am saddened by the actions of violent men in this decade
Yesterday at 4:06pm · Comment · Like
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Dan Mick Why just the men?
Yesterday at 4:07pm ·
Darcy Higgins the ones who thought out and initiated wars were men, perhaps Rice aside
Yesterday at 4:10pm
Dan Mick So you are okay with, or glad, about the actions of violent women? Is tomorrow’s status going to be that you are “saddened by the actions of violent black people in this decade” ? No? What about “violent Jews”? No? “Gays?” No? Then why do you think it is okay to put “men”?
I am offended–singling out “men” is sexism. Try: “…saddened by the actions of violent people…”
Yesterday at 4:31pm ·
Mark Fernandez these violent actions will cause sadness in our communities and must be overcome. mobilization through unbiased education is key for a start towards a true peace in our world on a macro level and it starts on a micro level in the communities we live in.
Yesterday at 4:40pm
Harry Pedersen Mr Mick is quite right in his post.
Yesterday at 5:17pm
Angela Read Unfortunately, the stats .overwhelmingly. show the actions of men as violent. Just saying…now don’t throw anything at me. <runs>
Yesterday at 5:29pm
Susan Gapka An ‘ism’ operates when a specific identifiable group, experience disadvantage based upon a personal characteristic (women). For example, men are privileged through ‘patriarchy’ (the rule of men) and exploit women through ‘sexism’. Therefore, a claim of sexism against men cannot be supported and its claim may itself be sexist.
Yesterday at 6:04pm
Kris M. Agard AWWW that hurt…Rice?…What she did?
Yesterday at 6:30pm
Kris M. Agard that was very deep Susan, well said
Yesterday at 6:34pm
Gordon Chamberlain Actually some men will opress any man, woman or child that they can. They are not selective in the application of ruthless, murderous greed. The petroleum and coal corporations are not selective in who planet they are destabilising the climate off.
Yesterday at 7:15pm
Brendan Pinto Not all isms follow that rule. What about jism?
Yesterday at 7:26pm
Asif Rahman The attacks on the innocent lives – more specifically those of hot alien warrior babes – of Pandora was totally uncalled for. I mean where on Earth would those idiots find such gorgeous women?
Yesterday at 8:23pm
Dan Mick Sorry Susan, did you just say sexism can’t happen against men? Ever? And that I am a sexist because Darcy innacurately and unfairly singled out men in an attempt to impress some girl? You paid for your education, Susan?
“Isms” exist where one single person is persecuted. A racist comment is racist no matter what race says what to whoever.. same with sexism. Sociology has nothing to do with it–that’s just your left wing victim mentality looking for a big powerful enemy conspiracy (of men). Don’t forget the victims in your rush to blame men for whatever unhappiness you have.
And patriarchy doesn’t give me any privileges… If I am going to be labeled as an evil sexist man–simply because I am a man, shouldn’t I get some of the privileges? I want a refund.
Yesterday at 9:17pm ·
Dan Mick Actually, Gordon, some women will opress any man, woman or child that they can–I’ve known some.
You wouldn’t say “some black’s attack children…” without expecting to be called a racist. So stop slagging men, when INDIVIDUALS from both sexes, all races, nationalities, languages and sexual orientations and lifestyles, are equally capable of disgusting brutality.
Yesterday at 9:22pm ·
Asha Philar Thanks for posting this Darcy! You’re one of the good ones for trying to keep other men accountable for their actions 🙂
Hope you had a great Christmas and are doing well, wherever you are
Yesterday at 10:17pm
Rudi Budiarto So what is the source or cause of violence?
Yesterday at 11:16pm
Dave Blair Some spirited dialogue – violence, oppression and control of others for personal gain/power are common and problematic in our societies. Beyond that they are never of any redeeming value. That is a central belief a lot of people share, but in efforts to change society, prevent violence and create true equality we aggressively adopt the ‘blame game’, who is the worst, and other expressions of things incongruent with a world we can all appreciate, aspire to and/or respect AND are not helpful and reflect continuation of the abuse of power, control and privilege.
There are some good intentions out there and people who care about people, so dividing ourselves in argument about this is counter-productive.
I Know Dan, and share a profession of sorts, and know he does not take this lightly. Change starts with each of us modelling that kind of great respect for all, not condoning abuse and caring for each other. Perhaps ET said it best, “be good”.
If you really want to understand the issue from a empirically validated and best practise perspective – here is a good starting point, internationally accepted and supported
If you want additional info contact me at daveblair at shaw.ca
Yesterday at 11:19pm
Dave Blair Abuse of power, often motivated by control of others for personal gain, indifference to the suffering and needs of others, learned, perpetuated and supported by sociological/cultural factors including parenting, media, politics and the economic system. Exacerbated by the acceptance of violence at many, MANY levels and the lack of a cultural value behind respect and caring for others. Ugly ain’t it?
Yesterday at 11:28pm
Rudi Budiarto So would you say that tiger is more violence or aggresive then say a rabbit? I am wondering if nature play a big role in this behavior. I notice that these days I haven’t seen many people who got badly bitten by dogs because they selectively breed only dogs that is not violence.
Yesterday at 11:40pm
Dan Mick Asha, shouldn’t women be accountable for their violent actions as well? Why just the men?
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I am sure that most of you can label a few of the men and women above as “feminists”. This real facebook wall post (seriously) demonstrates why I do not, and will never, call myself a “feminist”.
I see in the above exchange, two viewpoints, and then what Dave Blair wrote. I want a system without prejudice or privilege–equal opportunity for all, and these so-called “feminists” above, want to permanently label women as helpless victims of men, and label all men as victimizers that owe women some sort of penance and retribution. That’s controlling behavior… abusive behavior… dominant behavior… feminist behavior???
I always thought feminism was a movement that has gained in some parts of the world a degree of political, social, economic and legal equality to men, and that continues to fight for full equality around the world. Right? These are the good feminists. Every true libertarian is one of these type of real feminists. I wish real feminists would change their name or sue the man-hating bitches that falsely call themselves feminists. I hope they feel better about their own selfish controlling behavior as they blame men for the same crimes.
The so-called “feminists” above, like Darcy, don’t want equality at all. They want to create injustices as payback for other injustices. They want to sit on a throne pointing at all the evil-doers, as their ego feels a sense of purpose and superiority. No thanks. You don’t create utopia that way, you create nightmares, resentment, hatred, corruption, violence and sexism. That is the road to power–not healing.
Many men have done many terrible things–I know personally. The statistics from last year say that murders involving no men whatsoever (woman on woman) only comprise a few percent of the total murders. But that was last year (And the year before, and the year before…). But, next year everyone has the ability to make better choices and should not be prejudged.
My perspective is one of individuality. Theirs? Collectivism (lefty weirdness). The lefties can’t separate the individual from the group. For instance, everything bad a man does to a woman is done to all women. The good is always an isolate incident by “one of the (few) good ones”. If that’s not prejudice…
I am sorry that men have hurt you Darcy, Susan, and Asha, but don’t blame me and even those yet to be born, for what happened to you. No amount of anger or blame will get you anywhere you want to be. I know about the effects of violence, domination, hierarchy and anger. Let it all go.
Moving on now…
Why is the Green Party of Ontario Director of Policy and Communications, Darcy Higgins, and the Member at Large for the Ontario NDP Women’s Committee, Susan Gapka making sexist statements? and getting away with it?! Please admit your error, Darcy and Susan.