Summary: The gender wars have grown hotter in the past few years, as the assault begins on masculinity. We use our children as guinea pigs to test leftist theories about gender. This will reshape America profoundly, in ways we cannot predict. I doubt future generations will forgive us if this does not end well. But we can still change course.
Multiculturalism: the appreciation of diverse cultures, including their behaviours, cultural assumptions, values, ways of thinking, and communication styles. It is the foundation of modern liberalism. Every race, every ethnicity, every religion, every gender deserves respect. Society must accept each as they are. All have the right to exist on their own terms.
There is one exception, however.
Men must change!
Lots of articles, mostly by women, telling guys how to change their nature. Men telling women to change would be evil sexism.
“Do We Need to Redefine Masculinity – or Get Rid of It?” by Ms Collier Meyerson at The Nation — “It might not be enough to expand on masculinity’s so-called ‘innate properties.’ We might have to rethink the idea of innate manhood altogether.
“Building better men: how we can begin to redefine masculinity” by Ms. Jaclyn Friedman at The Guardian.
“Redefining masculinity” by Ms. Rebecca A. Clay at the Monitor on Psychology (of the American Psychology Assn), June 2012 — “Three psychologists strive to build a ‘better’ man.”
As opposition to this movement arose, the project was rebranded to fighting “toxic masculinity” — which was, in effect, traditional masculinity.
Success is expected …eventually
The project to produce a “new man” is well under way (leftists are not deterred by the “new man” projects of the USSR and China).
Boys are indoctrinated beginning in grade school. Boys who show too much spirit are drugged into submission (on Boy Scout treks I have administered the drugs to these boys, most of whom do not need them). Christina Hoff Sommers thoroughly documented this disgraceful story in The War Against Boys: How Misguided Policies are Harming Our Young Men.
Young men receive vigorous indoctrination in college, sometimes including mandatory orientation sessions for freshman. Here is a typical film. This is the education for which parents pay one or two hundred thousand dollars – and for which young men burden themselves with crippling student loans (the equivalent of paying for the executioner’s bullet).
“The three most destructive words that every man receives when he is a boy is
when he’s told to ‘be a man.'”
See the full film here.
The Mental Health Center at the University of Texas – Austin went one step farther, with their “MasculinUT” program to indoctrinate students against masculinity (see their instructional posters). Sunlight is toxic to these programs. When asked why a mental health center was indoctrinating against traditional masculinity, they issued a fog of denials and began rebranding the program (no changes to the content, of course).
On another front, Hollywood produces films and TV about the new roles of men and women (see some examples), with traditional men shown as buffoons or evil.
Trivia note: watch films and TV to see who initiates kisses and sex. By my count, in programs of all ages it is over 80% of the time the woman who moves first. Often the guy is abashed-embarrassed-scared at the women’s advances. Hollywood loves “gender-bending” both as an easy plot twist (before it became a common-as-dirt trope) and for its didactic value (educating the ignorant masses).
As a new front, the MeToo movement quickly went from protesting blatant sexual harassment and workplace misconduct to re-education about the role of genders (details here).
Various reasons are given for this massive re-education campaign, conducted on a scale not seen since those by the Communist regimes of the Soviet Union and China. The latest is to “reduce violence.” That’s obviously a bogus excuse. African-American communities have sky-high crime rates, yet even far-right extremists do not propose forcibly “reforming” their culture.
This is yet another example of how our crazy Left has taken the controls of America. Like monkeys in the control room of a nuclear power plant, they excitedly push buttons and spin dials. They see no need for experimentation, and use a generation of young Americans as guinea pigs to test their theories about the foundations of both individual psychology and our society. To mention one obvious possible consequence: there is a massive body of evidence that women prefer bad boys. They probably will consider feminized guys unattractive, creating large problems for both men and women in generation Z.
Of course, we are irresponsible fools for allowing Leftists to do this. Should those not work well (how could anything of this scale, without testing?), Generation Z will pay the price for our dereliction of duty.
For More Information
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- The revolution in gender roles reshapes society in ways too disturbing to see— Allan Bloom on relationships.
- Origin of the gender wars — Analysis by Allan Bloom.
- A brief guide to the new war of the sexes. Both sides are 100% right.
- America’s war of the sexes gets worse. Here’s why.
- A historian’s disturbing news about the feminist revolution.
- America’s men and women, alienated from our true selves.
Books by Martin van Creveld about the new era of genders
Pussycats: Why the Rest Keeps Beating the West — about the project to feminize men of the West, and its ugly results.
The Privileged Sex — After reading this you will never again see women’s role in society in the conventional way, written by one of our era’s greatest historians.