Jacob Lynagh

About Jacob Lynagh

Jacob Lynagh is an Adelaide-based freelance journalist who closely follows the political and social issues of the Pacific region and Middle East, as well as the rise and fall of nationalist and anti-fascist movements. He is a Grateful Dead fan, writes about classic Rock whenever possible and wishes the sixties never ended.

#QuestionsForMen – And now some for women…

Jacob Lynagh puts forth some potentially divisive and controversial #QuestionsForWomen in response to Clementine Ford’s #QuestionsForMen.

 

Daily Life columnist Clementine Ford took to Twitter this week to ask men questions about the trials they experience in life, in comparison to the daily troubles faced by Australian women.

The hashtag #QuestionsForMen spread internationally, and became a rallying call for exposing the plethora of hardships women face in developed nations.

The #QuestionsForMen were directed toward men because of the assumption that most hardships for women are because of men.

It is a shame that from the outset #QuestionsForMen was about “us vs them” and placing blame, because all it achieved was aiding in diminishing what men actually go through.

So in response to Clementine Ford and Daily Life, I have some #QuestionsForWomen:

 

Human rights shouldn’t be an issue that pits humans against each other, but unfortunately that is what works for feminism. We all face hardships in life because life is hard, but why do we insist on blaming entire sections of the population for our problems?

When we get into the difficulties we have in the west; like having our feelings hurt, and being asked uncomfortable questions, we tend to forget the difficulties people face in less fortunate nations; like being threatened for going to school, and being burned alive.

I’m not saying people have no right to be upset about issues they face, by all means go ahead, but when you have an international audience, isn’t it a shame not to put things into perspective?

Isn’t it a shame to place blame on nearly half of the population?

I implore all of you to read the references cited in this article; they might just shine a little light through the fog.

Hopefully then we can begin to come together as a people, instead of letting experts turn us into ideological cannon fodder.

 

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