For example, to compare it to the institution of slavery, many blacks have long considered suing over the current effects of slavery cross generations. (i think rightly) I'm assuming tentatively the effects of slavery across generations could be established with studies using control groups, etc. ultimately the burden of proof wouldn't be at the level of a criminal trial, so don't think in terms of having to prove it absolutely. A decent effect size may do (i'm sure you know what this is if you do emperical research in sociology). others want to sue video-game makers for selling violent videogames to children, in effect they want them to be liable for things like columbine, etc. gender currently has not yet been fully deconstructed, or it hasn't been deconstructed long enough to see the effects at the mass scale. This may take time. Once gender is deconstructed for a while, and we can see the actual effects, which I'm assuming you don't actually think will be ALL good, do you? (for instance, free market capitalism has positive overt goals which were beleived when it was first adopted, but according to many marxists over hundreds of years later it caused many horrific negative consequences such as slavery, inequality, etc. ) Do you think sociologist-feminists should be held liable, assuming their are negative consequences to the deconstruction of gender, much how many want to see liability for the effects of slavery across generations? (which i actually agree with, i think it should go to education, etc) Or how many feel capitalist politicians are responsible for all the social ills that come with capitalist, despite its explicit renaissance goals all being positive? Also, what do you think the standard of proof should be for attributing blame for these types of social phenomena, both in terms of earlier deconstructions of class (with capitalism, taking over from feudalism) and current deconstructions of gender? Obviously your an interested party here and don't want to incur any liability, as i said earlier, what men fear most is to loose their property - so I'm assuming your answer will be no.