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Men who challenge men to stop violence

Many men join in the effort to reduce violence against women and children and other men. He speaks of the need to place responsibility on men instead of focusing on women to stop violence. He offers a breath of fresh air, as do so many of the men on this Atheist Nexus: Hang with Friends site.

Tony Porter: A call to men
http://www.ted.com/talks/tony_porter_a_call_to_men.html
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    Grinning Cat

    Now on Urban Dictionary: "man box", "Dominator Culture", "Partnership Culture"

    (Yes, UD has a high noise-to-signal ratio, but this might help make those terms a bit more visible on the internet.)

    Please vote "thumbs up" on these definitions if you agree with them. Thanks!

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      Jim DePaulo

      The precursor of the  Dominator Culture is the religious culture.  The status , value and demeaning of women is a a major theme of the Abrahamic religions - Islam being the most extreme of the lot. (although the RW Xtians are trying very hard to gain that distinction).  All of which is another reason for my anti-theism stance.  At one time I was tolerant of a person's religious convictions - no longer - they are a boil on the ass of humanity.

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        Joan Denoo

        There was a time when women had an honored position in society, it was based on women's ability to bleed and not die, to bear children, and to suckle them. It was not a time of female dominance over male. The notion of domination didn't occur until the belief of man's dominion over all that swims, crawls and flies. As evidence of this claim, I visited many archaeology sites with Gimbutas and Eisler where female figures occurred far more frequently than males, burials of females contained equal or more treasure than males, and art portrayed females and males as equal. That all changed when the ancient belief system became male domination centered.


        Marija Gimbutas - Life and Work 

        Riane Eisler, The Chalice and the Blade: Our History, Our Future