That's funny how science and expertise in a field are "blinkered thinking." I've never once said that men don't have a viewpoint and I went out of my way to explain to you how I actively listen to men all the time. I even linked you a story where I had specifically asked for their viewpoint and then published it. What exactly is your blindness to that? Perhaps your "anti-feminism" stance? I'm not even saying feminist things - I'm saying sociological things but you are so mired in your ideology you can't even hear it.

I've repeatedly said that people are responsible for their own lives, both in my original comment and in these subsequent messages. I've simply pointed out that there are societal factors in play (and that men are harmed by societal norms as well), something that you agreed with when you commented that we are largely run by our subconscious. Where do you think all that subconscious stuff comes from? It comes from cultural narratives, stereotypes, things we were taught as a child, things that we are fed everyday by the media, etc. All of that informs our subconscious choices and beliefs - even at times when we hold conscious ones that are different.

Jessica is a pretty good Medium friend of mine. We read each other's stuff regularly and understand each other pretty well, so please don’t attempt to speak for her.

The fact that we all live in first world countries doesn't erase discrimination or structural impediments to success or negate how impactful they are. You live in a fantasy land.

"In terms of access, we find a distinction between traditional professions, such as law, medicine, and finance, which are dominated by the children of higher managers and professionals, and more technical occupations, such as engineering and IT, that recruit more widely. Moreover, even when people who are from working-class backgrounds are successful in entering high-status occupations, they earn 17 percent less, on average, than individuals from privileged backgrounds.

Opportunities and expectations for higher education also help to perpetuate this disparity, but even when children from poorer backgrounds do go to college, they still typically end up earning significantly less than their peers who came from privileged backgrounds.

In the United States, for instance, out of a hundred children whose parents are among the bottom 10% of income earners, only twenty to thirty go to college. However, that figure reaches ninety when parents are within the top 10% earners. "

There is no point in continuing with this, so I'm out.

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