Uh. Hey, asshat. That’s the point of this post. Women are just as capable of protecting others as men. We don’t need special protection. If someone exhibits sympathy for someone and WANTS to save them, then fine. That’s commendable and understandable. People should be protecting each other because it’s the right thing to do, not because a certain group supposedly can’t do it themselves. Saying that women ask for or expect protection is a bunch of garbage. And if someone does, then they shouldn’t be. People should be regarded as capable and be put to the same standards unless they have a sensical reason to be exempt.
If you CHOOSE to put yourself in front of a bullet for a woman because you think you have to because you’re a man, then you’re a misogynist. You assume women want and need your help because they are weak or are secretly demanding something of you.
Also, please note that most young men die by fighting each other, not for the sake of someone else.
Most importantly, note that any good woman (or PERSON) would have defended their loved ones in an event like what happened in Aurora. You better believe that if my boyfriend and I were trying to escape the shooter and he fell or something happened to him that made him vulnerable, I would go back for him and make sure he was safe.
Did I personally attack you? Did I call YOU any derogatory name because I disagree with you? No.
But I am an “asshat” and “idiot” because I don’t share your opinion, and of course… because I have a penis.
Your libertarian argument of volunteerism holds no more weight in gender hate than it does with the wealthy who won’t pay their taxes.
Regardless of weather you like it or not intellectually, “Female Privilege” is not a strictly human trait, and denial of the existence of “Female Privilege”, no matter how vehemently, or how many personal attacks accompany that denial, doesn’t remove it.
Almost every mammalian species places a higher priority on the life of the female than that of the male. With statistics to show it.
If you have a problem with that, blame DNA, nature, or the deity of your choice. Not me. I have even less control over it than you do because, as a man, I have NO reproductive freedoms.
Now, as to your assertion that women are “just as capable”. If that is true… clearly they choose NOT too.
Let’s look at the mortality rate of the just the Columbus Theater attack.
9 men dead. 3 women.
Of the nine dead men, three of them died protecting women. Something YOU have labeled as their misogyny.
Ironically, had those men not been so “misogynistic”, you might have made your point, and there might have been equality in the number of victims.
So far the only story of a woman shielding a victim in this case was the mother of 6 year old victim Veronica Moser-Sullivan. According to the account of the 13 year old girl who tried to save her Veronica by administering CPR, it seem as though the wounded mother’s actions might have inadvertently trapped her daughter underneath her.
So in the one case where a women tried to protect some one, she WAS NOT “just as capable of protecting others as men”.
In short, women choose not to act as protector more often, and when they do, their effectiveness is less.
I’ll leave it to you to find statistical proof that women are just as capable of protecting themselves. It would actually be very helpful ending other misandrist arguments that have mens rights restricted because some women some where is afraid of being raped or otherwise assaulted.
Of course… I’m betting you just decide to call me more names. Because…
Women do the cryin’ and men do the dyin’.