'I discovered that in brothels in Holland men must wear condoms, which makes sense, and girls are regularly tested for infection. This is very important, not just for the girl, but for the family of the man who has been to see her.'
Did you catch that? It's essential for a man to wear a condom to protect the girls, as well as to protect his family should he catch some terrible sexually transmitted disease. Of course, there's no concern for the man who'll potentially contract HIV and end up be dying of AIDS.
I see this concept repeated time and again, and not just by the rad-fems, either. It seems I can hardly read anything that talks about the welfare of men without seeing the real concern being for the women in their lives.
If a soldier dies in combat, it's his wife and mother who are the real victims. If the suicide rate for men is alarmingly high, we must combat it because of the devastating impact it will have upon their wives and mothers. If men are dying at younger and younger ages, the real issue is the wives who they'll no longer be able to support.
Men are actual real, live human beings and as such, they matter. They don't merely matter as an extension of someone else. Their lives are not only important as they relate to the women in them. The very worst part about a soldier dying is the tragic loss of a young life that's ended way too quickly. The worst thing about high male suicide rates is the large number of men suffering emotional and mental anguish and the subsequent needless, wasteful end of their lives. The worst thing about men dying IS MEN DYING.
I don't imply that wives and mothers are not affected by the death of their sons and husbands. I can't imagine anything more devastating than if my husband or one of my children were to die, but the greatest tragedy would not be mine. The greatest tragedy would be the life that was ended prematurely.
Personally, I'm tired of the lives of men only mattering as they affect women. I'm tired of concern only being shown for the issues of men if those issues are negatively impacting women and I'm tired of hearing that we must take interest in the welfare of men for the benefit of women. It's a disgusting disregard for the value of life and it's a despicable display of bias. Society obviously accepts the importance of lives.....just not the lives of men.