Not Allowed To Run

February 25, 2022

The story of the disposable male is playing out right in front of your eyes.

The men fleeing Ukraine are being stopped at borders and turned around to go fight, and the same is happening with the Russian separatists too.

And so we see the images of broken fathers being left behind at the border, saying goodbye to families and loved ones, who they may never see again.

It’s nothing new, we see it in every war zone, disaster or crisis.

Whether its the UN prioritising women during the Sierra Leone ebola crisis, or the World Food Programme (also the UN) putting women at the front of the queue in Haiti, and leaving men to starve.

Male disposability - read those words again - because you won’t see them anywhere else.

And so many perpetrate this same attitude, you don’t need to be a warlord, just look at the comments beneath the photos that show terrified men fleeing war zones.

“How dare they value their lives enough to run? Cowards! Go back and fight. Where are the women and children?!”

But the true coward is the person frantically Tweeting this from a Starbucks, safely sipping their oat milk flat white, having never been near a war in their entire life.

My thoughts are with the Ukrainian and Russian people, and the men who are paying the price for a war they have no part in.

What do you think?

[1] Fake Afghanistan photo –


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