This is really good!
Risky, but really good!
As I said before my intention was/is to stir up some righteous constructive anger on behalf of ourselves & all male survivors.
A serendipitous side effect is also taking place in which we are practicing & learning in this very thread to properly define & voice our anger--not only at SA & perps, but at each other over perceived slights or misunderstandings.
This is good & important. How can we constructively exercise our anger in confronting perps, going to court, trying to change laws, disclosing our SA, etc, if we can't even do so here with each other over matters of semantics & definitions & applications of anger?
It is important that we be specific in way we practically & constructively adapt & apply our anger in advocacy & action.
At the same time, it is important that in so doing
we not limit ourselves by defining anger and determining how to use it too narrowly.
People tend to define or feel or get angry in different ways from other people. Also in different ways in different phases of life or different situations. Likewise with how we act upon & apply that anger.
So there is a time to be angry, and there is a way to be angry. Much is a matter of timing & of focus--focusing ourselves, and focusing on the matter at hand.
If I'm coming across as an expert on anger, maybe it's becuz I am one...
If expert means by trial & error yeah I'm an expert--at trying & erring!
Glad this thread is causing such a stir. A good stir I'd say. Thanks to all of you.