The Sexist

Reader Beatdown: Men’s Studies Vs. Male Studies, Cartoon Edition

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Reader Joseph Hewitt submits his comic interpretation of the Male Studies v. Men's Studies divide, with the help of a thesaurus. Fashion-wise, it appears to be a draw. You can find more of Hewitt's work at Ataraxi Theater.

  • Melissa

    This is so freaking awesome.

  • Kristina

    This is hilarious, no matter your opinion on the subject...

  • Eo

    I think there is more hilarity to be found in Robert W. Connell recently having his masculinity cut from himself.

    I find some mens studies ideas useful myself and there is no reason that the two cant compliment each other. It is not the zero sum game that the feminist media and not this cartoonist are trying to misrepresenting it as.

    Have you seen the cartoon about the face book lynch mob?
    http://www.the-spearhead.com/2010/05/11/marmot-abuse-at-american-university/

  • S

    Ignorant of his position you got schooled before you could finish your straw man. Your bruised ego is you own doing yet you have made 3 recent post so far that do nothing but poke fun at something so trivial as a persons writing style. Instead of responding in such a childish manner perhaps you should prepare yourself the next time you enter in a public debate.

  • http://birthdaybreadhorse.wordpress.com Jess

    I think it's "Ataraxia Theater." One of my favorite words! And yet one of my least frequent experiences!

  • noodlez

    THANKS MR. HEWITT BECAUSE I WAS CONFUSED AS A MUTHA!

    BUT ONE LOOK AT THE GUY IN THE "WTF" COLOR SWEATER VEST TELLS ME THAT I SHOULD SIGN UP FOR THE MALE STUDIES SYMPOSIUM.

    THEN AGAIN THAT GUY IN THE 70'S HAWAIIAN SHIRT GIVES ME THE VISUALIZATION OF RICK MANGUS.

    SHIT IM CONFUSED AGAIN!

  • http://grafosyaccidentes.wordpress.com Esteban S

    That´s no hawaiian shirt; that´s 100% Tiger. And I´m all for the steel cage deathmatch when it comes solving academic quarrels.

  • Anya

    I demand females' studies or at least ladies' studies where we study the female as female and our natural, evolved propensity for skirt wearing.

  • http://www.avoiceformen.com Paul Elam

    The blogosphere has been alight since the Conference on Male Studies, with some support, but mostly with snide and myopic condemnation.

    While no doubt men have dominated for ages in the studies of hard science and humanities, history and arts, which I think most sane people would agree we have all benefited from, the one thing males have not done, monolithically speaking, is study themselves.

    Dwelling on real or imagined elements of dominant patriarchy does not alter some very disturbing realities.

    Men are:

    85% of the homeless
    79% of all suicides
    98% of all war dead
    93% of workplace deaths
    80% of job losses in the current Great Recession
    40% of college graduates and dropping steadily

    Add to this the rampant discrimination against men in family courts, selective service and conscription, media denigration and boys falling off the charts in schools. and you have a crisis. Well, it would be if this were any other singularly identified population.

    And these are stats that have never gotten one shred of real study within the feminist driven gender studies zeitgeist.

    I should say these stats are disturbing to some, but really not that many. In a seemingly ironic case of strange bed fellows, feminists and traditional males are now working together to dismiss all these problems under the postmodern guise of seeing men as powerful, entitled oppressors that don’t deserve anything but scorn, or the traditional mentality that men just need to man up and take all this with their mouths shut.

    That’s right men, just shut up and keep shoveling the f-ing gravel. If someone decides that your problems are worth attention, they will let you know. But don’t hold your breath. And whatever you do, shovel man, don’t stop and wonder for a moment why traditional men and feminists are on the same page about this.

    Like it or not, there are actually men and women right now who can THINK about these things outside the influence of gender ideology and also without the stifling mandate of traditional male disposability.

    And it looks like they aren’t going to be silenced with a few smug and dismissive sound bites from box thinkers, bigots and the terminally indifferent.

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