Leading expert on ‘maleness’ comes to Toronto to support ‘men’s centre’

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Leading expert on 'maleness' comes to Toronto to support 'men's centre'

A fundraising campaign to create a Canadian Centre for Men and Families kicks off Wednesday in Toronto with a lecture by a leading anthropologist of gender, in an effort to boost the political clout and intellectual credibility of men's issues.

It is a controversial topic often associated with angry sexists. But Lionel Tiger, Charles Darwin Professor of Anthropology at Rutgers University in New Jersey -- best known for coining the term "male bonding" -- is neither angry nor sexist.

In an interview, the Canadian who has taught at McGill University and the University of British Columbia, said his talk at a downtown Toronto bar will aim to set aside moral or religious arguments and simply describe the current state of maleness, in which schoolboys are drugged with Ritalin to make them behave like girls; university-aged men have lost long-standing mating systems in the name of sexual liberation; universities themselves wholeheartedly embrace feminist victimology; and the worst is assumed about any adult man who ends up in family court, or is accused of domestic violence.

For four decades, since the ascendance of feminism, society has "vilified" males, Prof. Tiger said, and "it has now got to the point where we see some real results," such as large numbers of single mothers, and disproportionately female university campuses.

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It is a controversial topic often associated with angry sexists.

Really? By who, exactly?
HOW often?
Which aspects of the topic are deemed controversial, by those  that deem to associate it
with angry sexists?

Sorry, can't let throw away statements by National Post ilk "set the tone" of such intellectual discorse , relegated to a downtown bar, rather than the lecture halls of esteemed universities such as Rutgers, Uof BC, or McGill.   

Captain Courageous

Lionel Tiger - Good Man!   :MRm3:

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