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Why are some men so angry?

29 Oct 2014 10:42 

If I were an ordinary man – especially a young white man – today, I think I’d be angry. I’m less likely to succeed at school, less likely to get into university, less likely to be employed and more likely to die at a younger age than my female colleagues are, and if I have children my right to live with and care for them can easily be withdrawn if their mother decides she wants to leave me.

I’m constantly told that I have all this privilege and all this power, yet when I look around at my life I feel like a powerless failure. I’m constantly accused of being a rapist, when all I want is a loving relationship yet I can’t even get a girl to date me. And every time I go onto the internet or turn n the TV, I find I’m to blame for everything that’s wrong in the world. Yes, I think if I were a young white man nowadays, I would be very angry at the disconnect between the media portrayal of what I am and the reality of my life as I live it.


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