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History[ edit ] Parker Pillsbury and other abolitionist men held feminist views and openly identified as feminist, using their influence to promote the rights of women and slaves respectively. The 18th century saw male philosophers attracted to issues of human rights, and men such as the Marquis de Condorcet championed women's education.
Liberals, such as the utilitarian Jeremy Benthamdemanded equal rights for women in every sense, as people increasingly came to believe that women were treated unfairly under the law. Although his efforts focused on the problems of married women, it was an acknowledgment that marriage for Victorian women was predicated upon a sacrifice of liberty, rights, and property.
His involvement in the women's movement stemmed from his long-standing friendship with Harriet Taylorwhom he eventually married. Supporters of the women attending argued that it was hypocritical to forbid women and men from sitting together at this convention to end slavery; they cited similar segregationist arguments in the United States that were used to separate whites and blacks.
When women were still denied to join in the proceedings, abolitionists William Lloyd GarrisonCharles Lenox RemondNathaniel Peabody Rogersand Henry Stantonall elected to sit silently with the women.
Abolitionist Thomas Wentworth Higginson argued against this, stating: I do not see how any woman can avoid a thrill of indignation when she first opens her eyes to the fact that it is really contempt, not reverence, that has so long kept her sex from an equal share of legal, political, and educational rights She needs them, not as an angel, but as a fraction of humanity.
Men's liberation The men's liberation movement began in the early s as consciousness-raising groups to help men free themselves from the limits of sex roles. Proponents of men's liberation argued that male bonding is a mechanism to conform men's identities to a single sense of masculinity, which reinforces patriarchy.
In lieu of such bonding, the men's liberation movement called for open acknowledgment of the costs of masculinity: Most significantly, this movement intended to make it acceptable for men to be open about their emotions while maintaining their masculinity.
The link between the biological male sex and the social construction of masculinity was seen by some scholars  as a limitation on men's collaboration with the feminist movement.
This sharply contrasted with sex role theory which viewed gender as something determined by biological differences between the sexes.
Other key elements of the men's liberation movement were the ideas that genders are relational and each cannot exist without the other, and that gender as a whole is a social construction and not a biological imperative.
Thus, second-wave profeminist writers  were able to explore the interactions between social practices and institutions, and ideas of gender. Men's rights movement[ edit ] Further information: Men's rights movement In the early s, the men's rights campaign emerged in America in response to the men's liberation movement.
Men's rights activists refer to themselves as "masculinists" or are labeled as such. This argument was also echoed in religious circles with the Muscular Christianity movement. A uniting principle was the belief that men's problems were awarded less attention than women's and that any previous oppression of women had turned, or was about to turn, into oppression of men.The Psychology of Security.
I just posted a long essay (pdf available here) on my website, exploring how psychology can help explain the difference between the feeling of security and the reality of security.. We make security trade-offs, large and small, every day. We make them when we decide to lock our doors in the morning, when we choose our driving route, and when we decide whether we're.
Various Christian groups -- conservative Protestants, liberal Protestants and Roman Catholics have reached different beliefs about under which conditions the Bible permits divorce, if any. Like most Americans, I spent the 60s, 70s, and part of the 80s in awe of Bill Cosby and his total domination of popular culture.
He was the first African American to star in a dramatic television. Nineteen Poems Around a Divorce and Beyond by Kevin Arnold is a collection of unflinchingly honest, heartfelt poems that invites you to share Mr.
Arnold’s experiences of love, marriage, divorce, parenting, being a son, and beyond. The main positions are: Neither divorce nor remarriage are allowed. (A conservative Protestant view) Divorce is OK, but remarriage is forbidden-- described below.(A second conservative Protestant view).
Misc thoughts, memories, proto-essays, musings, etc. And on that dread day, the Ineffable One will summon the artificers and makers of graven images, and He will command them to give life to their creations, and failing, they and their creations will be dedicated to the flames.