What struck me was the sheer invisibility of what these men were doing. Oh, it was covered in great detail. There was endless praise for the “rescuers”, “doctors”, “soldiers” but not once did I hear anyone focus on the commonly shared biology of the rescuers. Suddenly masculinity and maleness was irrelevant to the story.
It’s quite astonishing when you stop and reflect on this. Literally hundreds of men were risking life and limb to save strangers during the passage of one week, but this was not a catalyst for even the slightest praise or gratitude for men as a collective. The evil of one man outweighs the goodness and courage of hundreds.
~ Mark Dent, The mysterious invisibility of men’s good deeds (A Voice For Men)