Skip to comments.Ask Dr. Helen: Does Society Encourage Genital Assault Against Men?
Posted on 04/28/2010 11:19:36 AM PDT by AJKauf
No one notices or cares about violence against mens genitals, except to poke fun of those men who are kicked or hit in the balls. People even make fun of men whose penises are severed, as in the case of John Wayne Bobbitt. I think Kevin is correct no one cares or deals much with the trauma this act may cause to men. I often see shows where a man is kicked in the groin and this is often depicted as funny or no big deal. Imagine the uproar if a women were punched in the breast on a television show. It is unthinkable....
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Just man up.
Take it like a man.
As I ponder the very real threat that we are losing our country and other such things, it is comforting to me to know that someone is thinking about my balls. Although, I would rather is wasn’t some guy named Kevin.
Even better: become a master of The World's Least Popular Martial Art.
As I recall, that was met with tremendous laughter on shows like "The View". Imagine if a man who caught his wife in bed with another man, super-glued her breasts together, or other things. I imagine, that wouldn't be met with as much elation. Just a guess.
In before all the picures .... never mind :(
Don’t join in this moral equivalency and don’t whine like a feminist if some guy gets his balls glued together because his mistress is angry. If the hags on the VIEW joke about it, while showing anger when similar things happen to women, it actually proves they agree with me - Men ARE the stronger sex.
And if a band of rogue women somewhere want to try and mutilate my genitals, let them try.
OMG, where DID you find that?
Shhh. Don’t tell anyone, but Mr. Google is a close personal friend . . .
To me this falls into the same distasteful bucket of:
(1) men in commercials are poorly dressed, poorly groomed idiots, jerks and social misfits being eye-rolled by women who REALLY know what’s right.
(2) women on TV slapping/punching/physically assaulting men and it is ALWAYS portrayed as justified.
(3) as above, but change justified to “funny”
(4) petite women who can engage a large, physically fit man in hand-to-hand ‘combat’ or martial arts and readily beat him to a pulp. Having been in martial arts years ago, I can tell you that without surprise there wasn’t a woman capable of hitting me hard enough to knock me down/ out. Notwithstanding a kick to the gonads which was prohibited.
(5) men are pigs constantly reinforced
(6) fathers are abusers and/or un-needed
(7) masculinity is an illness unless you want a jely jar opened
(8) the women in Home Depot/Lowes/Sears/Ace know more about tools and trades than men.
(9) MEn ought to be cowed by the women in their lives
(10) Strong men are bad, strong women are good.
but to sum it all up, yeah, it pi$$es me off to see this depicted as no big deal on TV.
Glued his junk to his leg? I wish mine could reach my leg ;o)
Is that real???? WTF?
While the author has a very valid point about the double standard, the guy who kept a harem and cheated on his wife and girlfriends is not in the same category.
As one freeper said, he should have thanked whatever deity he calls god that that was all they did to him.
I certainly have a lot less sympathy for him that others who are legitimately injured for no good reason.
And sorry, I laughed at that one.
Fair enough. But, if the roles were completely reversed - a married woman who was carrying on with multiple sexual partners - was kidnapped by those partners, bound to a bed in a hotel room with her - well, you know - glued together, would anyone believe that to be funny?
My comment was intended as an endorsement of that creeps behavior. I meant to underscore the double-standard with respect to violence against women v. violence against men.
Ha! We had a lot of those books when the kids were small but somehow we missed that one ;-)
I found the image on a blog, so it’s real, but I strongly suspect it’s a photoshop. :-))
I’ve heard “Ow! My Balls!” on the Violence Channel gets boffo ratings...
I guess I knew deep down it was shopped, but it looked so real.
I need to go dig out my John Wayne Bobbitt “Love Hurts” t-shirt....
I'd still have the same lack of sympathy for her as the guy.
This one is a little unnerving:
I understand what you were objecting to and I find it objectionable to the point of disgusting.
That is one of the main reasons I don’t watch TV any more. I can’t stand the way men and women are portrayed.
That article just kind of leaps out at ya and nails ya right in the .. uhhh.. (must read article.. take 2 tylenols first)
Having read my share of those things, it really does look real!
I do agree that there is a double-standard, but I’m sorry, seeing someone get hit in the crotch really is funny (with a few exceptions). That, and being tasered.
It’s a guy thing.
Americans cheer on the prison rape of men. Disgusting.