I understand and acknowledge that there were inequities in the past. But the key word is "PAST." The turmoil of the 60's and 70's was real. There were, and are, sexist a-holes out there. All true, and there are indeed legitimate complaints to be made.
Here is the kicker.
I was in no way involved with the inequities of the past, I do NOT enjoy any mythical benefits of the "patriarchy," I am not responsible for the current crop of a-holes.
With this in mind, I will acknowledge these past inequities, but I will not take any responsibility for them. I do not feel that I am entitled to anything because my family had it hard when they emigrated in the late 19th century. I do not look at the history of my ethnic background, and family and feel that this entitles me to anything. I look at the here and now.
To add to Dr. Evils list, there is also the Draft, portrayal in the media, VAWA, life expectancy and workplace deaths, to name a few more.
Look at the whole Jessika Lynch thing. http://www.newsday.com/mynews/ny-p2cover3483031oct06,0,3500854.story
Does this offend you, LS, in any way? It bugs me.
I would not comment on what is most important in men's issues. I think just being able to have issues at all acknowledged by the gov. and the media would be a start. Different folks need different things in their lives. Some guys are in jail on false rape charges, some in jail because of paternity fraud, some guys are struggling to keep their children in their lives, some are dying and hoping for a cure to come along. Not an easy choice is it?