Myself and Elisa were on Ngunan’s upfront Radio show on Sunday. I made a clip of our discussion minus the music.
A lot was said but I found Elisa’s views looking at the manosphere quite surprising. I did hear that the 2016 documentary, Redpill is well worth watching because of Cassie’s video diaries which show the conflict she has in her own mind and believes.
So I watched it, unfortunately the day after the show, it would have been really useful to be clear when on the radio.
From the documentary;
- Mens rights – Want to change the system
- Men going their own way (Mgtow) – Want to leave the system
- Redpill community – Want to take advantage of the system
Its a interesting distinction.
I do agree there are differences in the manosphere, just like there are differences in the feminist-sphere.
But through-out the documentary I could see elements of truth, some were blown up and smudged into a complete argument. This is classic misinformation technique, elements of truth are mixed in with lots of falsehoods.
A large part of the documentary is around paternity (fathers rights which was touched upon in the show) which is a big issue just like domestic violence, mental illness, self-abuse and suicide. But although its a large problem some of the theories are built and discussed with too much misinformation. It is clear that there is a lot of fighting between the different groups, even on core issues which effect both sexes like genital mutilations, cancer, etc.
But even with all that I’m still calling myself a feminist.
I wish I remembered to bring up clear cut things like gamergate.
Its been a long time since I was last on BBC Merseyside. has flown by, but I’ve done a lot in that time. Ngunan has asked a few times if I would come back on the show, and with Valentines day coming up, I agreed.
Theres a lot of history between us, especially when it comes to who pays on the first date. All we needed was Jody to complete the trip down memory lane.
In the middle I did give my 4 things for Valentines day from a singleton to the other million singletons in the UK.
- Get busy and don’t dwell on previous relationships
- Reconnect with old friends
- Get out of you’re comfort zone
- Do something constructive
Things took a interesting turn as we started to unpick why… I won’t spoil it but I’ll be back to talk more about the disappointment of masculinity, something I picked up from Trainspotting T2 a few weeks earlier.
Trainspotting director Danny Boyle has revealed that its long-awaited sequel is going to be about “manhood and disappointed masculinity.”
I have clipped the audio without the music on archive.org but you can hear it in full on BBC iplayer.
Back on the airwaves of BBC Radio Merseyside discussing topics of the heart.
From how much to share with your partner to a critical deconstruction of my love life, its all on BBC Merseyside (1hour 10mins in). Some how we turned from me telling/blaming the ladies of upfront about how I paid when I should have gone dutch into a live therapy session! Interesting being called a serial dater again and again. Of course thats a debate in its self… Who knows maybe we’ll go into that topic one day?
As usual its funny and good Sunday night entertainment which you can catch up on for 7 more days.
There’s a archive copy here too once the 7 days pass.