Commemorating men’s achievements?

An interesting tweet:

TODAY’S DEBATE: How can we commemorate men’s very worthwhile contribution to our past?

Has men’s contribution to our past been worthwhile?

Or in we in an age where dumping on men is the done thing, and praise is obscene and should be unseen?

Especially white middle aged men – I’ve been as good as (as bad as) told to shut up because of my gender and age and appearance.

Have ‘we’ stuffed everything up and should now keep quiet and let others speak?

Or can we commemorate some stuff from the past?

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  1. pickled possum

     /  17th May 2016

    I would like to commemorate – show respect for men for with out them there would be
    No babies No Rugby No beer drinking contests No need for romance No Jails No need for florists No condoms needed No need for the M on forms No super V8’s No brothels No Fathers day No mens anger managment programmes No laughter No comedy No awe No inspiration No LOVE No hetrosexual weddings No need for a dictionary No need for explainations!!! the list goes on why we should and do honour good men. Oh and no need for commas because woman can speed read.

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    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  17th May 2016

      Commas can change the meaning, Possum. If I had to read some of the stuff women like I would speed read too!

      Oh, and I am not defined by my gender. I don’t need my ego stroked via other people’s achievements. I doubt women do either.

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    • Gezza

       /  17th May 2016

      Women would still need florists Possum.

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      • Kitty Catkin

         /  17th May 2016

        Why no need for dictionaries ? I love to know the etymological derivation of words.

        Not all women can speed read-why does speed-reading eliminate the need for commas ?, and women laugh. And go to prison. And feel and inspire awe and inspiration, as well as love.

        I once had the fastest time for downing a yard of ale at the Dickens Festival of all places.

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        • “I love to know the etymological derivation of words. ”

          So do I, it can be very interesting. Leicester City FC’s win is still being celebrated and still in the news – 100,000 gathered to cheer yesterday. So I looked up Wikipedia to see the population base and urban is about half a million. And from there on to the history of the name. It’s derived from castra, land or buildings for use as a military defensive position.

          It was both defence and attack that won the premiership.

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          • Gezza

             /  17th May 2016

            How well would you have done at speed-reading after that Kitty?

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          • Blazer

             /  18th May 2016

            ‘It was both defence and attack that won the premiership’….as it does each and every year.

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  2. Kitty Catkin

     /  17th May 2016

    Celebrate men’s achievements ? That’s sexism. Celebrating women’s achievements is feminism. Surely you know that.

    One thing that never ceases to anger me is ignoring the achievements of women in the past to make current ones sound better. I also dislike the hoohah when a woman achieves something that is expected of men, as if it is astounding that a woman can do it. How bloody patronising.

    The next person to look surprised and say that they suppose that my doctor great-aunt was the only one in her class will have a very rude response.

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  3. Gezza

     /  17th May 2016

    💡 ➡ ➡ 😮 Was your doctor great-aunt the only one in her class?

    I like your rude responses. 🙂

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    • Kitty Catkin

       /  17th May 2016

      Of course not, you beetle-headed, flap-eared knave..There were women doctors in the 1850s, so they were hardly a rarity by her time. Go and boil your head and fry your face,

      My grandmother is believed to be the first woman to be a university lecturer in her subjects, but she disliked this being mentioned-she did it because she wanted to do it, not because she wanted to be a role model blah blah blah. It never seems to have occurred to any of them in that family that they wouldn’t do what they wanted to do-they just went ahead and did it.

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