In Reply to: Re: The norm for men in the family, mated & single-to a husbandh posted by jo on March 05, 2003 at 10:45:01:
but I have a question. On one hand you deplore the divisions in the exer community and on the other hand you promote some sort of peer group. Isn't this some sort of contradiction, or is it resignation on your part to the fact that there are different groups of "peers" with different experiences of abuse, etc.?
I wonder because lack of critical/opposing views lead to the strengthening of ideas that may be incorrect, such as what we have been seeing about sensitivity and pain in men. So a peer group will do wonders to support certain structures but not necessarily on a realistic or true foundation. I may be just shooting from the hip here because it is none of my business who meets whom and for what reason but just thought of adding my two cents. I apologize for my meddling because I think it is wonderful to meet and talk and give and receive support - and I donít want to sound discouraging just factual.