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When Gay Men Feed on Other Gay Men

There is something ironically saddening when members of an oppressed group mistreat other members of that same group.  I have recently been observing the phenomenon of intra-community mistreatment in the case of gay men, who I have come to realize can, at times, be...

Love Takes Courage. So Be Brave, My Love!

I am surprised from time to time how many people I encounter who are not in a romantic relationship.  I am not talking just about marriage, but rather am referring to a romantic relationship of any sort.  (The Pew Research Center reports that some 31% of American...

Why We All Lose When Women Surrender Feminine Virtues

[Note:  This post is bound to be one of the most controversial to appear on Prometheus Speaks.  Whenever members of an oppressed group are criticized, it sparks a defensive reaction that can overshadow whatever legitimacy the criticisms may have and prescriptions for...

Whither Hierarchy: Order vs. Oppression

Fans of Prometheus Speaks may have had an opportunity to read my posts on Communism and on the Sigma Male. Both of them touched on the subject of hierarchies, with both Communists and Sigma Males taking a dim view of them, as many hierarchies are seen as unnecessary...

The Quakers: They’re About More Than Just Oatmeal

Recently, I started attending Quaker Meetings in New York.  (The formal name given to Quakers is “The Religious Society of Friends,” and they refer to each other as “Friends.”)  I had long been interested in Quakerism; the value it places on authenticity,...