It seems everywhere we turn the culture is down on males, and it sometimes makes them angry – but is that a crime? Ron Collins makes a passionate case for the legitimacy of men’s anger.
It’s plausible to think that ignoring the murdered boys, and paying extra attention to the kidnapped girls in Nigeria is merely because the latter are still alive and can be potentially saved. But, do you seriously think that if a terrorist group captured 200 boys and slaughtered thousands of girls, the headlines would be #bringbackourboys?
Rape, slavery and war all involve abuse of human bodies. We would never praise rape-victims for giving pleasure to their rapist, nor laud slaves for being good whipping boys. Ayami Tyndall explains that, by the same logic, he cannot praise soldiers for having their bodies and minds subjected to horrific abuse.