A.R. Moxon is an American author that shared a very interesting exercise of empathy for men. He invited all men to participate, and he presented women’s horrifying experiences with assault in a way that most men should comprehend – getting kicked where it hurts the most. Although it may sound childish and silly at first, you’ll have a clue what he’s talking about after reading his post.
The author told Bored Panda that women are empathetic toward men, while men tend not to be particularly empathetic toward women, which means that empathy has been a one-way street when it comes to gender roles and dynamics.
Moxon himself admits that his analogy is not perfect, and the responses have been mixed – just like he expected. He said that he chose “being kicked in the groin” because there isn’t a man alive that doesn’t understand what it is, and no one would ever want it or seek it out or go out “asking for it”.
Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation proves that one of the primary drivers of our society is the enablement of doing crimes against women, and Moxon notes that there’s a powerful political party that doesn’t care about women at all, and thinks that not caring about women is good. He hopes that people will be able to see this more clearly now than they did before, and you can check out his analogy below.
Judging by the responses, Moxon’s analogy proved to be successful, and it inspired people to share other similar analogies.