1. “They need to grow a pair.”
So, speaking of men’s issues is “not having a pair?”
2. “You blame it all on women.”
But he doesn’t, does he?
3. “The Bro Bible”
Well, isn’t that disparaging?
4. “You seem to be really angry.”
Shall I accuse you of being hysterical?
5. “What exactly is it that you have against women?”
Do you assume that being pro-man means being anti-woman?
6. “Male identity crisis”
What does having legitimate societally influenced issues have to do with identity?
7. “Men are a minority in universities but end up running everything.”
Or so asserts Feminsm.
8. “It seems oxymoronic that you guys are being ‘oppressed.’ “
Discussing issues that men have is not the same as claiming oppression.
9. “It isn’t really ‘oppression’ is it?”
No, it’s men discussing men’s issues.
10. “What’s the problem with men?”
Women have issues too. Shall we ask “What’s the problem with women?”
11. “Speaker: Peter, do you have a girlfriend? Peter: No. I’m single. Speaker (sarcastically) Funny….”
Because a man who is self-aware and communicative enough to discuss men’s issues isn’t worth having as a boy-friend? The reverse of your sarcastic jab is true: men are choosing to eschew situations that can lead him to harm, including marriage and having children. It is men who are refusing women, not the other way around.
12. “After [men] always having been at the top of the tree […] isn’t it mere annoyance that your position is being challenged?”
This a merely stipulating an assertion and an accusation of petulance.
Someone had left the following comment
“He was a little too nice.”
Let us give Peter his due. He’s live, on national television, facing a rapid-fire mockery by a group of trained communicators who have a clear bias and agenda.
I offer an experiment for the reader: place yourself in his shoes, run the video and respond verbally as quickly and as eloquently as you can, within the allotted time, at the same time and rate and be as persuasive to someone who disagrees with you as you would hope that he would be.
Having all of the answers to every veiled variation of an argument, and being able to knock them out “perfectly” with no rehearsal is no mean feat or common skill level.
Was his performance an absolute viral-video quality knock down of 1 against 5? No, it was real life. I commend him for speaking out on the issue, and putting his face and name on the line.