Tuesday, July 18, 2006
The Cincinnati Men's Gathering is putting on A Day For Men on Saturday, Aug 26. At a planning meeting, it was noted that whenever it is announced that women are going to get together, everyone thinks that women of all sorts are getting together for mutual support. However, it was said, when it is announced that men are getting together, everyone thinks it is for gay men. Is that true for you? How can A Day For Men effectively announce that it is an invitation for men of all sorts to gather for education, inspiration, encouragement and mutual support? That it is for all people who happen to be male? (It is going to be a wonderful event!) It seems to me that simply including the standard non-discrimination statement perpetuates the discrimination that goes on in our minds (like the thought that if the non-discrimination statement is not used, then discrimination is happening!). Any thoughts?