Specifically, urinals in the home.
Now how often do you come across an article discussing such a topic?
I write this due to something I thought about ages ago, but it is particularly prompted by this news article.
Basically, a principal interest of mine in the men’s movement, is the issue of male space. More specifically, in how to maintain male spaces and acknowledge male attributes when the very idea of them is seen as negative and is under assault in various ways.
As an example, there is the Scout movement which used to be more commonly known as the ‘boy’ scout movement. This was an example of a space created for and geared towards boys and their interests and proclivities. Girls were not satisified with the female-specific and exact equivalent of the scouts – the Girl Guides – and decided they wanted-in on the boy scouts instead.
Needless to say, the scout movement capitulated without resistance to this invasion of male space and by the 1990’s, most UK scout groups had girls and since 2000, new scout groups sections have been required to accept girls.
So girls were admitted and lo and behold, more girls than boys became ‘scouts’ in 2011. Fantastic.
However, and this is the crux of the matter, boys are not allowed to join the girl guides. One boy tried and was summarily rejected.
Miss, is there anything you don’t want?
This is akin to women demanding the right to use men’s public toilets as well as their own, but then decrying it as outrageous should men seek to make use of women’s toilets as well.
Why are female spaces inviolate and male spaces forcibly opened to females?
Why are males spaces not seen to be equally as important as female spaces?
I’ll tell you why, it’s because under our Feminist governance, anything that maintains or leads to any concept of male camaraderie or the enhancement of male self-awareness is actively attacked and suppressed. It’s vital in our society to strip men of their identity as ‘men’ so that they can be assaulted in the myriad ways I have covered at length.
Men are required and expected to be human doings and not human beings. The very idea of men having a well-developed sense of himself is the stuff of nightmares for the current structures and leadership of our society. A bit like cows or chickens suddenly deciding that they’d actually rather not be food animals.
By preventing the development of male-bonding and understanding between men (which is difficult enough, even under the best of circumstances) men are successfully kept isolated from each other and more easily used and abused.
And so it is that male clubs are virtually outlawed whereas female clubs are encouraged.
Note the security camera and alarm, perhaps to deter male infiltrators?
Women appreciate the positive nature of female-only spaces but men have allowed the understanding of the value of male-only own spaces to be crushed into oblivion by Feminist thought.
Now, back to urinals
This is where urinals-in-the-home comes in. I’m fully aware that I may be wrong about this but I reckon there’s something to it.
By installing one in your home, what I think is being done is making a claim to a portion of space and making that claim based solely on the fact of your manhood.
Only men can successfully stand up to pee, women have no choice but to sit down. This is a point of difference that has little relevance in normal daily life, but has every relevance to male psychology.
The seed of anti-misandry?
You see, the urinal is just for you as a man. It’s impossible for her to use it. It’s for you. For your son. For your male friends.
There is no means by which the exclusive use of the urinal can be taken away from you by any claims of unfairness or any other irrational female claim.
There can be no quotas for the female use of urinals; there can be no Presidential Council for Women and Girls calling for more ‘Women into Urinals’; the UK Minister for Women could create no tax-payer funded programme to encourage girls to be the same as men and use urinals.
It’s yours because you are male and can only remain yours.
Why is this important?
I think that this is an example of a beginning, a genesis for male self-awareness. Particularly if you have a young boy in the household. It could well be the first thing and perhaps even the only thing he will ever encounter in his young life that is not ‘equally’ open to girls and there is no ‘equalities’ agency that can do anything about it.
Most boys grow up today having to play every sport and share every activity with girls and woe betide him if he seeks to win or is too aggressive. Girls can have their own netball practice, of course, but boys must play basketball with any girl who chooses to invade. She could of course play basketball with other girls, but that’s not what she wants.
The urinal could be the only thing in his life that is for him and exclusively for him and others who are like him in only one essential way: they are also male.
Ask yourself, in our world as it stands now, what is there that is exclusively for boys? Other than a prescription for Ritalin, of course.
This is a little space in the bathroom, a little space in his life, where his sister can’t go and doesn’t want to go and couldn’t go if she did want to. It’s off limits because she is not male.
From little acorns grow oak trees.
A urinal is not particularity interesting in itself, but it may well be a first step in the development of a sense of self for boys and men that otherwise typically never happens or else is savagely crushed in men. A catalyst towards a sense of what it means to be male and a first seed of understanding of the essential difference between the sexes which goes beyond mere anatomy. Differences that we currently seek to deny at every opportunity.
This is where anti-misandry starts. It starts from the first appreciation of what you are and it leads to other realisations, such as that when women laugh at a man with a severed penis, they would laugh just as easily at you.
As things stand for most men, other men are distant, irrelevant objects with no connection to himself. That needs to change if the bulk of what is going on is to be tackled.
And it starts young and possibly while taking a piss.