Originally Posted by MamaInTheBoonies
Men are not oppressed the same as women are, so, no I don't think men need to be empowered.
Men are allowed to sit in front of the tv with their hand in their pants feeling themselves. They are not made to feel ashamed about it. They scratch their balls without running and hiding in the bathroom or bedroom to do so.
What happens when a woman is caught with her hand in her pants or scratching herself?
Little boys are allowed to look and play with their genitals, but people freak if little girls do the same, kwim?
Mama do you have a little boy? I have a little boy and my son has adjusted and played himself opening. It was not ok with the public. I also don't think sitting on the couch scratching oneself is socially acceptable, I think that was the big joke behind Al Bundy doing it. It was gross and un-couth.
Many men think the circumcised penis is normal and natural how is that educated? Even know a man with Gynaecomastia (AKA man boobs)? They are not educated in issues that really concern them and how to tell that what they are feeling are not normal. My grandfather, 3 uncles and my dad have had prostate cancer. It was not until after my dad got it did they discuss or share that they had the same early symptoms. The doctors didn't educated them. All five of these men didn't know anything about doing a testicular self exam. They all had cancer and not one urologist/oncologist told them that they should be doing this. Elderly men get their genitals mutilated in nursing homes because they are in their natural state of having foreskin, when my grand-ma had major vaginal un-health in a nursing home it was called MEDICAL neglect.
I don't think just because men can touch their genitals easier make any more educated or at an advantage. They are just left ignorant about their bodies as women can be.
When it comes to medical health people, NOT JUST A GENDER, needs to be empowered and educated. I agree with you that we (women) do not need to just blindly put faith in our doctors but feel this is a need for all patience.
Yes men are not oppressed the same but when it comes to medical health they are just as oppressed the methods are different. All patience need empowerment.
I resent the fact that you belittle half the population's medical needs just because they don't have a vagina. The medical community can blinding ignore women in medical testing. Yet at the same time they have no problems using, abusing, and treating men as guinea pigs with little or no concern with the out come. The medical/scientific community abuses and is callus to both sex.
As requiring a prostate exam for Viagra, I don't disagree with (my dad got Viagra to cure his cancer). But at the same time, when a man had ED the prostate can be a very small part of the cause. When men have ED their heart/circulatory health actually should be the first priority for checking (circulatory issues are the major and most deadly cause for ED). Mental, prostate, and other meds are pretty much tied for the second thing to look into for ED. I think it is iron when females automatically argue prostate exams for Viagra/ED meds it show an ignorance on men’s health that most likely even the men in their lives carry. The need for Viagra and prostate testing is not equal to cervical exams or birth control.