Summary: “Why can’t we hate men?” asks Professor Suzanna Walters in the WaPo. Learning the answer will be expensive for Walters’ students and for America. This is another bulletin about a nation looking for the highway to hell.
Modern American liberalism passes an important milestone with this op-ed in Friday’s WaPo. It is hate speech, although coyly expressed.
She is a professor of sociology and director of the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at Northeastern University, editor of the gender studies journal Signs., and author of four books – including The Tolerance Trap: How God, Genes, and Good Intentions are Sabotaging Gay Equality and All the Rage: The Story of Gay Visibility in America.
Her op-ed is rich with lessons and portents about America. It is a typical kind of rant by haters, one-sided and exaggerated. History overflows them them: Whites/Blacks are evil, men/women are evil, Catholics/Protestants/Jews/Muslims are evil, English/Germans/etc are evil. It is like geology. Over time, the fault lines change. Old hatreds cool and we forget them. New divisions ones rip open. Anyone interested in rebuttals to Walters screed should begin with Warren Farrell’s book: The Myth of Male Power: Why Men Are the Disposable Sex (1993).
There are more important aspects to this op-ed. that the WaPo published it. It shows the accepted targets for prejudice, even hatred, today in American liberalism. Do not expect to op-eds advocating hating women, gays, or Blacks. It shows the WaPo’s indifference to the consequences of stoking hatred in society. Expect their bemusement at the resulting fires. Hatred breeds hatred, as I suspect we will see again in the next decade or so. On a sufficient scale it has wrecked societies.
Walters and thousands like her are teaching generations of impressionable young women. Many of you have seen collections of “before and after” photos. Young women graduating from high school vs. the strange creatures they become after four years of expensive American college. Those only show the outside. Professor Walters op-ed tells what she does to their thinking and values. Gender studies departments have become centers of toxic leftist ideology, a far greater threat to America than communist academics ever were (inconvenient history that has gone down the memory hole, only the devastation remains in China and Russia from that Leftist experiment).
The bottom line for this latest leftist experiment – radical feminism – is its effect on marriage. The small decline in marriage rates has produced a flood of complaints about men refusing to “man up” and marry modern women. About their refusal to commit due to the “Peter Pan Syndrome.” How will men react to a generation of women raised on Walters toxic feminism? Tens of millions will absorb it to varying degrees, but like botulism only a trace of the toxin has awful effects. This and other factors will produce a drop, perhaps crash, in marriage rates for generation Z (born after 1996). See The coming crash of marriage: why, and what’s next.
Billions of tears will be shed. But those women’s disappointment probably is a feature, not a bug, to Walters. More frustrated shock troops, more recruits for lesbianism. We should know the script by now. The effect on their followers’ lives matters not at all to revolutionaries.
About Walters’ prescriptions
“Lean out so we can actually just stand up without being beaten down. Pledge to vote for feminist women only. Don’t run for office. Don’t be in charge of anything. Step away from the power.”
Many nice white soyboys will take her advice. Especially those drugged by their parents in their teens into docile doorstops. They will Go Their Own Way, taking solace in drugs, booze, video games, and sports. But there is always a remnant that will fight back. For masculinity, it is with the alt-right (e.g., the Proud Boys), Blacks and Hispanics, Muslims, immigrants, and the military. Walters’ radicalism, magnified by the Left’s conquest of so many powerful institutions, means that the reasonable middle is being vaporized. The conflict will burn brightly, a clash of extremists.
Coming events might teach Walters’ and her ilk some history, about how Patriarchy was built and maintained. The answer to Walters’ question is “yes.” Women can hate men. But they might not like the results of their unleashed hatred.
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- Men are going Galt. Marriage is dying. — A review of books from the cutting edge of the revolution.
- Men are abandoning the rat race, & changing American society. — See the data.
- Why men are avoiding work and marriage.
- Will young men break America’s family structure?
- Will today’s young men marry? America’s future depends which of these answers is right.
- The coming crash as men and women go their own way.
- The rising number of celibate men: it’s an alarm.
- The coming crash of marriage: why, and what’s next.
The other front to feminists’ crusade: wrecking boys
Warren Farrell (The Myth of Male Power: Why Men Are the Disposable Sex)
John Grey (Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus.
I will be posting a review this week. Until then, from the publisher…
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