- Societal expectations of masculinity
- Societal expectations to provide for women
- No long term reversible male birth control
- Men who are raped are more likely to remain silent and be dismissed or outright laughed at
- Unfair treatment in child custody battles
- No support for male victims of domestic abuse
- Media portrayal of married men as weak morons
Not men’s issues
- The friend zone
- Women not dating you
- “Fucking femnazis”
Discrimination never works, and nor has it ever worked. Just look at the history of discrimination. Women had no rights. People of ethnic colour, particular black people, had no rights and were brutally murdered a lot through lynching. Now gays have no rights.
Marriage to me means the connection of two souls who are deeply in love strengthening that bond between them. For me personally, knowing I may never have the opportunity to have a wedding, and only have a ‘legal union’ is honestly a really sad thought to me. It is an issue of inequality because it honestly feels like people can say “I can be married and you can’t.” Also, I find it hypocritical that you see many couples have the privilege to get married, then they can be divorced, but that’s all okay (even though it isn’t technically a traditional marriage because it should be ‘til death do us part’.)
On the topic of rights, I think it is a human right rather than a legal right or religious right. It may have stemmed from religion, and it may be traditional for only males to marry females, yet people tend to forget that traditions change. Forced female circumcision in some third world countries is a tradition, yet everyone wants to change that tradition. In some middle-eastern countries, it is tradition to stone someone, yet we often find that barbaric. Traditions change over time and are often out-lived. It used to be tradition for women to not have the right to work, and it used to be tradition for white superiority (think of indigenous Aboriginals and the Stolen Generation, or think of black Americans and when lynching was completely acceptable [think of To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee]). Traditions relating to work for females were completely normal and it was tradition for a woman to stay at home in the kitchen, cook food, and bring up the kids because it’s a man’s job to work.
I just find it sad that (in my opinion) marriage between ANYONE should be acknowledged as a fundamental human right, regardless of religious factors and legal rights. It’s about two people in love, and I don’t think any government or anyone should be able to deny it if they don’t agree with it.
I don’t see why it has to be such a big deal, and there has to be political debates and religious debates and whatever else. If you don’t agree with same-sex marriage, then quite simply, don’t get married to someone of the same sex. Exactly the same as if you don’t agree with someone’s religion - simply don’t follow that religion.
Religion should not define what a marriage is. Politics and governments shouldn’t define what marriage is. What should define marriage is the love between two people, regardless of their gender.
Australians can’t play the ‘have you ever’ game…
OH. MY. FUCKING. GOD. THIS SHOW. THESE BOOKS. FUCK ME.
I NEED TO SLEEP
I HAVE AN ASSESSMENT TOMORROW (NOW TODAY)
WHAT AM I DOING?
GOING NOW BYE
And then he gives me a smile that just seems so genuinely sweet with just the right touch of shyness that unexpected warmth rushes through me.
I remember when I thought people in their 20’s were adults. Now all of my friends are in their 20’s and everybody is just kind of fumbling around bumping into each other, trying to figure out where the free food is……
so that’s pretty much what I’m expecting to experience for the next like 10 years.