Wednesday, March 31st, 2010
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Men "Also" Take "Job Breakups" "Harder" Than Women!

THE COACH IS INAs we all know (right, ladies?), men have a "harder time" with relationship breakups than women. But that is not all the suffering that men do in this world! Come to New Jersey and meet the unemployed guys: "Ridgewood's Men in Transition group-not to be confused with a Men in Transition support group for teenage fathers in Minnesota or Men in Transition for jailed inmates in Texas or Men in Transition for men going through divorces in Seattle-is for men who have been laid off from their high-paying Manhattan jobs in business and finance." The Coach of this group explains all to Irina Aleksander: "In my experience, this is not something women struggle with. They can just get together for the first time and really put it out there, talk about their feelings and what they're going through. Men would never be able to do that. Even when it's only men, they have difficulties." Don't you feel bad, women? (And even if you somehow don't, this is still a great read.)

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jetztinberlin (#392)

Nope, don't feel bad.

doubled277 (#2,783)

I'm taking this comment harder than you

rula (#3,558)

Time to bring back those men's drumming circles from the 90s. Let the healing begin.

City_Dater (#2,500)

As far as choices for venting while consumed with self-pity over perceived loss of white male privilege, the drum circle has it over wife beating, so there's that…

Bittersweet (#765)

As long as the drum circle is in a soundproof room or out in the desert so the rest of us don't have to hear it…

G Garcia-Fenech (#4,190)

Don't get me started on the time I told my first shrink I didn't want to continue therapy.

jetztinberlin (#392)

I will clarify: when the people who feel the sorriest for themselves stop having the most power, I will feel bad. End Germaine Greer section of comment.

@rula, oooh, I have a friend I just found out is into those. It did not increase my respect for him?

dntsqzthchrmn (#2,893)

That is the awesomest clip art. It makes me want to rig some voting machines and buy a dozen white SUVs

Also not to be confused with the Men in Transition pre-op support group.

HiredGoons (#603)

great minds, etc.

HiredGoons (#603)

What about 'Men in Transition' to become Women, hm? Would they take job loss as hard as a man, or a woman?

Actually, in that case I think they're a protected class and can't be fired. I'm not sure if I'm making a joke, either.

Neopythia (#353)

Re: Gef

Depends on the state.

deepomega (#1,720)

The scare quotes led me to believe there would be rock-hard executive cock in here. Or at least a brothel. FALSE ADVERTISING.

Wait, we are supposed to care about men without jobs? What good are they if they're not working?

myfanwy (#1,124)

One gets the feeling that if he dropped all the "Men can't" from his vocabulary, he'd be facing a lot less difficulty.

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