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Gentlemen and Heroes:
Hung Out To Dry
Gerald L. Rowles, Ph.D.
November 26, 2001
Did you hear the one about the man who had 21 penises? As grandmother used to say, "tain't funny, McGee."
Boulder Daily Camera
Obnoxiously provocative clotheslines are a common feature of the ubiquitous "Violence Against Women" workshops held throughout the country. Though they are usually hung with T-shirts garnished with simulated children's bloody handprints and other symbols of the carnage of male oppression of women and children. Featured speakers at these workshops have become icons of the junk science and anecdotal mythology that is the stuff of the Violence Against Women Act.
Amusing!? That appelation, in this context, is one of those oxymorons that shakes a reeling mind with aftershocks (psychologists call it "cognitive dissonance"). One struggles to find an equivalent analogy to demonstrate the sadistic perversion which this reference demonstrates ... think of the humor trove Auschwitz might provide to the mind that can equate amusement with genital mutilation. Amusing / Auschwitz?
The nation still reels from the unimagined nightmare of mutilated bodies lying among the dust and rubble that is WTC ground zero. Yet the feminist rage against men cannot be contained; cannot restrain itself from its impropriety. Can there be any greater illustration of the malignancy of this rage than this synchronous celebration of sadism against men, within the temporal shadow of extraordinary, reiterated, compassionate, male heroism?
But the radical feminist is compulsive in her histrionic, mythical rant:
Quite apart from September 11, 2001, in New York city alone, the preceeding year found more than 50,000 policemen valiantly attempting to protect its eight million residents - compassionately. Nearly 12,000 firemen extinguished 60,339 fires - compassionately. And in 50 states and uncounted communities, hundreds of thousands of men dedicated their daily lives to providing these services - compassionately. And then there are the vast numbers of men serving in combat capacities in the armed services today and every day - compassionately.
It's time for an overt acknowledgement of the cognitive dissonance these feminist displays create, accompanied by peaceful civil disobedience designed to hang this sadistic, malignant male-bashing out to dry.
Robert Rowan is a worthy progenitor, and a proud role model for American fathers.
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