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Matthew of the Isles

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Article Pertaining to the Defense of Women
« on: 2017-10-20, 20:14:19 »
A few days ago, I read this article on Cracked, in which a lady detailed ways in which a male colleague failed to notice disturbing behavior, and prescribes simple methods by which men might check such behavior from other men:

http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-tips-preventing-sexual-harassment-we-apparently-need/

An important aspect of humility is acknowledging the limitations of our own perspectives (most, though not all, of the members here appear to be men) and accepting feedback from those occupying different positions from ourselves. For men aspiring to protect women, it is crucial that we listen to women for input into how we might best serve.
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Re: Article Pertaining to the Defense of Women
« Reply #1 on: 2017-10-25, 19:52:00 »
Alas 3 of those 5 require one to not be socially blind, and I do have a rather hard time seeing that kind of thing. Thus I rely on my wife. If someone needs to be vamoosed she shall tell me if she can't do it herself.
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Re: Article Pertaining to the Defense of Women
« Reply #2 on: 2017-10-31, 20:32:52 »
It's true that some of us may not be naturally inclined towards that sort of social insight. However, I see it as a skill that one can cultivate, with effort substituting for natural talent or native aptitude, same as any other.

The reason why I feel that it is important for would-be modern knights to cultivate this skill is because, should we be successful in cultivating our character through The Code, we should be the sort of man that women would naturally approach for help with predatory men, just like "Clark," the man that the author had approached in her article. However, where "Clark" failed, we must not, not if we are to embody our highest ideals. Character must be paired with competence, or else we would be doing more harm than good.
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