This post was originally published on this site The defence of the bully is always to allege that they are the victims of it…..its the oldest denial and projection there has ever been……the reality of Ein Gwlad

This week I have seen men claim that patriarchy is a myth, that feminism is a myth and that it “takes two to tango”. I have seen everything said except an analysis of their own male perceptions. In most cases the men who argued in this way were mainly over 60 . They had never examined their assumptions; identity or psychology. They could not do it they did not know how, and they did not see power or it’s constructs. Rather like the white rightwing male bluekippers who see no racism or sexism or transphobia. In the next generation my own prejudices and assumptions will be examined and challenged and i hope that my grandchildren will understand that I too was a product of my time.
The real difference is whether we understand that we are all prejudiced and that ‘common sense” is just a statistical average of the prejudices of the time.

Many men cannot see that the behaviour of the rich and the powerful men is simply about exploitation and commoditization of sexuality . These rich and powerful men do this in other ways as well by forcing down wages and promoting cheap labour. We are all victims of their power and it is not about choice. It’s about no choice. The libertarians will claim it’s about both sides knowing the score. But how could that be possible without an equality of power and influence. There is no equivalence between the powerless women and the male captains of industry. We have seen how this week how Dyson has behaved. And we have heard Jacob Rees Mogg support it. Yet this is the man who gas never changed a nappy and has a nanny.

I have no problem with the sexuality or sexual behaviour of consenting adults on terms of equality. Power over others leads to pornography and exploitatation.Power is the key to making us all into objects of sexual use or of cheap labour. We are all used by these men whoever we are.
Eroticism is a celebration of our sexualities. It is a relationship between equals and encourages us to celebrate desire, passion and pleasure. It has parallels to being creative, artistic and curious. The bitter old men who condemn the campaign against sexual harassment and name it a witch hunt are stunted, fear the feminine, sensuality and the other.. they don’t even know what they are missing.. they are the prudes and the damaged ones. These are the men who would have suppressed the sexual abuse investigations and are severely homophobic and transphobic. These men are so perfectly represented by males like Farage and Trump . These are the vile men of straw who deserve our condemnation. We have men lime this in Wales. Reading the portal of Ein Gwlad and the ‘masculine’ views of the big Gor the ideas of Jac o the North we see the same approach and outliook…pass me rhe sick bucket..