It is not a great time to be a man in the First World. We’re told that we are bad. Why are we bad? Because we are patriarchal, hierarchical, and stronger physically than most of our female counterparts. Apart from that fact that we are the ones who are shipped off (historically speaking) to die in wars, we are blamed for all the wars. We created the philosophies of liberty, capitalism and tolerance that sparked the flame of the western world.
Enter: Postmodernism: everything must be equal! If all jobs across all job categories do not show 50/50 distribution between males and females, then something must have gone wrong, and that something must be (you guessed it), SEXISM! GLASS CEILING! PATRIARCHY!
Of course, this isn’t true, because men and women choose different careers due to their inherent biological, psychological and (dare I say it) spiritual distinctive differences. When former Google developer James Damore dared to challenge the company orthodoxy via an internal memo, he was summarily terminated for his heinous thought-crime.
Those who challenge the great witch-hunt shall be branded a witch! Burn him!
Culture is SO Not Your Friend!
The great Terence McKenna once said that “Culture is not your friend.” Unfortunately he did not live long enough to see the flood of television shows and movies that I would call “Deliberately-contrarian-wave-feminist.”
The 2016 reboot of the classic comedy-horror film Ghostbusters is one such piece. “What’s wrong with all-female casts,” you ask? Well, nothing, except for the fact that this film was quite obviously, DELIBERATELY CONTRARIAN in nature, as if to thumb its nose at the all-male-led cast that came before it.
Actor Chris Hemsworth, noted for playing such masculine roles as the archetypal god Thor in Marvels Avengers, is the lowly and bumbling office bitch to the new Ghostbusters. If this doesn’t send a message, I don’t know what does.
The 7th Season of Game of Thrones is chock-full of obvious feminist branding. First we have R.R. Martin/HBO’s fetish for castrated men: Grey Worm, Varys and Theon Greyjoy.
We were treated to Daenerys Targaryen’s war council on the island of Dragonstone: all women: Lady Sand, Lady Olenna Tyrell, Yara Greyjo, and (of course) The Mother of Dragons herself. If this series didn’t turn out to be anti-male enough for your liking, Daenerys is advised by two well-behaved castrates and a dwarf.
If the all-female Dragonstone war council scene didn’t send a strong enough message for you, the HBO writers were kind enough to smack us in the face with their leftist-feminist inklings. Lady Olenna offers to give young Dany some almost-grandmotherly advice,
“…I’ve known a great many clever men. I’ve outlived them all. You know why? I ignored them.”
MsMagazine.com named HBO’s Game of Thrones one of the 10 Feminist TV Shows to Tune into This Summer.
Let’s not forget the upcoming season of American Horror Story, framed as a never-Trump piece.
What liberal Hollywood?!
The Anti-male Climate of Academia
Thinking back to my (mostly unhappy) college days, what did my sociology professors force me to read?
Reviving Ophelia by Mary Pipher, a rambling, nonsensical tome in which the author emotes about girls’ feelings in the place of actual data.
Men’s Work by Paul Kivel. Kivel literally equates glancing at a women’s breasts, working out to look tougher, or watching pornography, as contributing to the “culture of violence” against women.
We were also required to attend “Commitment to Character Training.” One such session necessitated that all male students attend a talk by a female victim of date rape, who held all men accountable for such crimes, lest they “take a stand against rape.”
This was in the early-2000’s, before “Safe Spaces” and “Affirmative Consent.” Yes, this means that college men are summarily deemed to be rapists unless they ask permission for any and all sexual activities, no implied consent allowed? May I kiss you now? How about now? How about here? How about there?
Unfortunately such ritual tormenting of men hasn’t stopped there. Universities have asked that physically fit male students cover up their muscles so that they don’t appear threatening to other students. Some campuses allow for spaces that forbid whites and/or males from entering. Other colleges toy with the idea of gender-neutral school uniforms (that are basically SKIRTS).
To all this, I say, speak up and say, “NO!” Remember that redefining values is the calling-card of a nihilistic, postmodernist philosophy that denies the existence of any objective reality. “We’re only against toxic masculinity, it’s not toxic if we redefine it.” Of course, if masculinity can be “redefined” into anything the leftists want, then there is no such thing as inherent “masculine” traits, is there? Any academic who uses the words “toxic masculinity,” is in fact saying that “masculinity IS toxic,” a-la Paul Kivel and his ilk. “Men’s Work,” indeed.
What IS masculinity? Power, strength, competency and leadership, physical power. This does not mean that masculinity must exist without morality or virtue. The word “virtue” comes from the Latin word “vir,” for “man.” Express your manhood!