Answering questions about men's issues from men's rights activists. After hosting an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on the men's rights subreddit, I compiled a list of questions many MRAs have for feminists. Unfortunately, (mainly due to my own oversights) the people who commented on my post were all looking for an argument. As a result, most of the information I could gather from the AMA is ineffectual.
However, the actual questions I was asked were thought provoking and yielded some good insight as to what many men's rights activists dislike about our current social systems, as well as where my thoughts and theirs overlap.
At the top of the show, I talk about mental illness and a lot of the misconceptions people have about it. Does having depression mean you are just "sad" and need a pick-me-up? If you have a lot of friends, and a good job, and a caring partner, does it mean that you can't be depressed? Can having these things cure depression?
The short answer: Nope.
Be sure to send me any follow-up questions you have about the AMA and the answers I gave. Also, let me know your thoughts on mental illness. Send all your questions in so I can answer them in the next Q&A episode!
- Why Men Earn More: The Startling Truth Behind the Pay Gap - and What Women Can Do About It by Dr. Warren Ferrell - Amazon - http://amzn.to/1PVm3Um
- November 29, 2015