Heather Wilhelm wrote an interesting piece on the growing attacks on masculinity and boys in America. She states:
In short, in our culture, International Women’s Day was pretty much like any other day. In America, cheers for women abound. Girls are often praised, in fact, just for being girls. They’ve been long oppressed, we’re told; we need to eternally shore them up. “Girls today are told that they can do anything, be anyone,” actor Michael Ian Black recently wrote in a much-discussed New York Times op-ed.
They’ve absorbed the message: They’re outperforming boys in school at every level. But it isn’t just about performance. To be a girl today is to be the beneficiary of decades of conversation about the complexities of womanhood, its many forms and expressions.
For boys, it’s a dramatically different story. The title of Black’s op-ed, in case you’re wondering, is “The Boys Are Not All Right.”
If you’re a parent to multiple boys in this day and age, perhaps you know the drill: Every once in a while, a friendly-yet-awestruck stranger will approach and publicly note the apparently terrifying gender of your children. It happens more often than you might think. On planes. In restaurants. At Target. “Oh, my goodness! You have all boys? ALL BOYS? I’m so sorry!” Insert a pause, a dramatic gasp, and a knowing/troubled look here. The weirdest part comes when they stand and wait for you to agree.
“Boys are fantastic,” I usually say, moving right along. Alas, not everyone thinks so.
As one who grew up in the midst of the great feminist revolution in the 60s and 70s, where we are at with gender issues is exactly where the rabid feminists of the 60s dreamed we would be. It’s a world controlled by harping feminists dictating, using the most “dickish” antics, propaganda and shameless mob tactics to silence men and enforce their feminist dictates.
Any who dare to challenge the strident feminist sanctified mouthpieces will be attacked, face having their character and career viciously attacked and have their very job threatened. The feminist witch covens will seek to destroy you or anyone else, who dares challenge their views,policies or mob tactics. And the mainstream media, Leftist establishment and even many conservatives and Republicans (especially women) will fall right in line with the feminists’ propaganda stormtrooper media blitzkriegs. New buzzwords and semantical word games always play big in these feminist attacks. (Like in the overwrought “MeToo” charade designed to cast all men as rapists).
Masculinity was a target of the feminist movement from the start, so those who decry that feminism was about “equal opportunity” for women or about promoting “women’s rights” are sadly deluded. The movement was always about destroying traditional male norms (the evil patriarchy) in regards to male behavior and replacing male roles in all aspects of society, from the nuclear family to the highest positions of power with new feminist-approved feminist behavior and feminist-designed feminist roles. Males have no standing in the feminist utopian power structure, but serve only as useful henpecked supporters of feminist causes.
This attack on boys and masculinity has been going on in America since the 1980s – it’s not new. I wrote a blog post recently titled, Boys, and it’s the truth about how my sons were little hellions, as toddlers. What I didn’t state was I was glad they were active, curious and exploring their world. In 2013, I wrote a blog post, Control of the Home Roost. Upon rereading it, I admit to making some sweeping judgements on ADD and ADHD, which I think were a bit too strident, like stating I think ADD and ADHD are total bullshit, made-up ailments. However, there’s growing research to support the assertion that the abuse of misdiagnosis and overmedication of boys is very high in America. I wrote:
“We’ve got way too many parents who have never learned any self-restraint, self-discipline or how to follow a routine and then you stick kids into this chaotic mix and naturally the more disordered the home routine, the worse the kids behave. Set some rules and a routine and the vast majority of kids thrive and kids with problems benefit the most from a structured routine and consistent discipline. We all thrive if there is order in our lives”
Well, I still believe this is the truth and I ended that blog post with some blunt statements, which I also still believe are the truth:
“You want a simple solution – Quit buying into other people’s bullshit! Think for yourself! Quit listening to so many celebrity experts, mental health experts, and commercials selling magic pills. Make your family the central focus of your life. Start by learning to live by a routine and some rules yourself, then expand out to getting some organization in your family’s routine. American culture is in chaos, because American homes are in chaos – it’s way past time for American women to regain control of the home roost.”
Now there’s some advice that should be emblazoned on billboards all across America in loud caps:
QUIT BUYING INTO OTHER PEOPLE’S BULLSHIT!!!
Heck, if enough Americans embraced and took that advice to heart, it could revolutionize America very quickly, LOL…