Attraction AND Affection, have both been denied men, publically at least..
There was always a natural affection between men and women, once upon a time, but those who despise men, who've hidden behind the feminist barrier for so long, have tried their hardest to break that invisible bond....
The natural attraction was first. Men have willies and women a place to put them. Animal attraction and animal nature. Some men are still like that but I totally refute that men cannot and must not be affectionate in public.
Men and women, have evolved and I see public displays of affection all the time coming from men with no retribution by women. Being genuinely feminist is not about hating or despising men. Men can still, and do pass, comment without action being taken against them. Rightly so. What has been stopped is those men who would try and use power to gain them favour with a woman and if she did not play along she would be discriminated against.
Yes, some have over reacted and took the law to punish men but not all women are like that. Not all feminists are like. And certainly not all men are Neanderthals waiting to prey on women. I believe we are now moving in law back toward the middle of the extemes and that men and women are finding themselves again by attraction AND affection.
As is being postulated in another thread, there will always be those where love (affection) plays no part with sex. But, generally, I also believe men and women, whilst sometimes feeling totally feral about sex, prefer the affection route to getting it. Those who would use power to secure sex - men or women - should be checked in law in the workplace and other areas.
Men are not being denied attraction and affection. They are being denied the right to procure sex by power. Most men do not choose that route and I see no evidence in this thread, or others where this has raised up as a topic, that men feel put down by women. I find it rather refreshing that so many men stand up and talk about their need for affection and their willingness to express it in relationships. Women do not have quite as much power as is suggested, I feel, and where the damage has been done - as with all things - is when extreme views are pressed home.
Attractioan and affection can and do exist in heaps. For BOTH genders with both genders and every combination thereof. Long may that be the case.