I saw this story about how a male society was blocked as it was deemed to be too similar to the Feminist society. I think the writer has a point and it's why so many distance themselves from feminism.
"Adam told me: “Last October, a friend who was depressed reached out to me, but I didn’t know what to say. I tried to help, but two weeks later I found out he’d killed himself. That hit me hard. I started looking into male suicide and found some shocking statistics. The reason behind that is that male depression isn’t taken seriously – we’re supposed to just ‘man up’ and deal with it. Men are ridiculed.
“It’s incredible how much stigma there is against male weakness. Men’s issues are deemed unimportant, so I decided to start a society.
“But it was rejected by [Durham's] Societies Committee; they said it was 'controversial' – and that my aims were 'too similar to those of Fem Soc [Feminist Society]'. That’s just not true. They told me I could have a men’s group, but only if it was a branch of the Fem Soc, which struck me as unacceptable.
“To show why, I went through the Fem Soc policy documents, where it specifically says, ‘Feminism exists for women’ and ‘it would be extremely unreasonable to expect this space to support and cater for the needs of men'.
Widespread media reports of rampant "lad culture" at universities, and the establishment of compulsory consent classes at a number of institutions, helps create a stereotype that all male students are potentially dangerous sexual predators.
Banning or hamstringing societies that would encourage men to speak up on serious issues further adds to the growing perception that universities are becoming unwelcoming spaces for young men."
- They are needed and should be allowed.Vote A
- They are needed but feminism can handle these problems.Vote B
- They are not needed.Vote C
- They are dangerous.Vote D
- OtherVote E
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If women can have female societies then males should be allowed the same.1