The Emasculation of America, Pt. 2 – Our Society

Posted: January 28, 2014 in Military, Politics
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imageOur society has been emasculated by feminism. That’s my opinion, as well as others, and I’m sticking to it. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not against women, or women in the workforce. In fact, I prefer to go to women doctors, pediatricians, and veterinarians.

My grandma lost my grandpa when my dad was very young. She had to work full time to provide for three boys, as well as some of her siblings’ children. She was treated horribly by her boss, and back when unions actually helped people, they helped her earn a fair wage.

I value my right to vote, to serve in the military, to work outside the home, to get an education…the list goes on. What I’m against is the whole feminism movement of how women can do everything men can and more, and better; and the all out degradation of men.

Maybe it’s just my preference to want a manly man, one who is chivalrous, stands up for me, defends me… instead of the metrosexual man who is too busy getting his nails done than to protect my honor.

For much of the history of western civilization, ‘the man’ has been the head of the household, the primary breadwinner, and the protector of his family and wife’s honor. For example, in 1806, future president Andrew Jackson stood up to defend an insult to his wife and killed Charles Dickinson in a duel. He took a bullet in the chest that he carried for the rest of his life. While the practice of dueling may have been barbaric, the motivation behind it is not. Would a man stand up today and face death defending the honor of his wife?” Source

We know that men are more aggressive than females. We know that men are physically more powerful than females. We know that men have traditionally acted in defense of women and children, burg and community, state and nation – and particularly so via the mandates of the Constitution, the Second Amendment, and Article I, Section 8, Clauses 15 and 16, which were written SPECIFICALLY to address homeland security due to violations of law, insurrections, and/or invasions, and specific instructions for MEN on how to defend and protect all of the states in the nation… [Feminism] is but one effort to render impotent the sovereign United States and its Constitutional traditions. And sadly, terrifyingly, the men in this country have been severely damaged – financially, emotionally, intellectually, and defensively…” Source

God made different types of people for a reason and I’m not here to knock certain personalities, but the truth is that women falling for the feminist propaganda has hurt the traditional family. Men giving up being manly men, or giving up on having the traditional family, can hurt society.

A feminist culture will eventually end up being squashed, because the men have either become too demoralized and weakened to protect their women, or because they have become so fed-up with incessant ridicule that they just don’t care anymore.” Source

As Ellen Willis, self-proclaimed democratic socialist and founder of Redstockings, a radical feminist group from 1969, stated to left-wing The Nation in 1981: “Feminism is not just an issue or a group of issues, it is the cutting edge of a revolution in cultural and moral values. […] The objective of every feminist reform, from legal abortion […] to child-care programs, is to undermine traditional family values.” Source

imageThe local coffee shop owner once pointed out to me that some of my favorite sitcoms have pushed this feminism agenda, making the father figures look like complete doofuses. Remember The Cosby Show? Home Improvement? Everybody Loves Raymond? Did you, as a viewer, respect the fathers much? Were the fathers the “head of the household”, gaining respect from their wives and children? It was a subtle shift, one that I didn’t even notice, being that I’ve always been “old fashioned”.

Again, I’m all for women using the talents God has given them, and honestly, some just aren’t “Suzy-homemaker” material. Some thrive in the workforce and contribute to society in that way. On the flip side, many are nurturing homemakers who maintain the home, bake from scratch, and raise well behaved, respectful kids – which is necessary in society. Regardless of the talent a woman holds, it doesn’t make them better than a man, and it doesn’t excuse disrespecting men.

Men become emasculated when their God given, instinctual roles are taken away from them by women seeking to fill roles they were never meant to fill. A pastor of mine once gave me the analogy of a married couple riding a tandem bicycle. The man is built to ride up front, to weather what’s thrown their way, protecting his wife in the process. The wife rides in back, supporting her husband as they move this bicycle through life.

What’s happened is women have stopped supporting their husbands because perhaps their husbands tend to take the bumpy roads, always get lost, they don’t pedal fast enough…whatever the case may be…so they swap places with their husband, who’s sick of hearing his wife nag, and dealing with her lack of support anyway, and now the wife is up front, weathering things she wasn’t made to weather.

Whether you agree with this analogy or not, I believe it to reflect the model God designed for us. The model that sets the foundation for the traditional family. When we screw around with the model, we set ourselves up for failure as a society.

imageAnd what about children? Honestly, I’m not a “huge family” type of person. I have two children and I don’t want anymore. I 100% believe God made me to have two, while others He made to have 10! Regardless of how many kids a couple wants to have, with the decline of traditional families comes the decline of the amount of children. Feminism has basically been a form of population control.

The latest wave of radical feminism has severely wounded the family structure of the Western world. It is impossible to raise the birth rates to replacement level before women are valued for raising children, and before men and women are willing to marry in the first place. Human beings are social creatures, not solitary ones. We are created to live with partners. Marriage is not a “conspiracy to oppress women”, it’s the reason why we’re here. And it’s not a religious thing, either. According to strict, atheist Darwinism, the purpose of life is to reproduce.” Source

Political depopulation strategies have been used to lower populations in resource-rich Third World Countries as defense and take-over policies, and we cannot forget *Goals 2000, the 1974 report during the Carter administration, which promised that the U.S. would lower its population by multi-millions by 2050.”* Source

*This was pointed out to me by @GreatfulDane5 that Carter wasn’t President in 1974. I looked into what the author of the quote was referring to, and I believe it is the Global 2000 report prepared for Carter when, in his 1977 speech, he requested research be done. You can read the Global 2000 report here. You can reach the source author, Nancy Levant, at nlevant@juno.com. I’m sorry for not double checking this source 😦 However, the Global 2000 report is frightening, and I hope you will take a peek at it.

I have never thought of it that way, but it makes sense doesn’t it? Whether you believe it or not, I think it’s pretty obvious that the damage of feminism is multi-faceted, with the destruction of mens’ roles in society being a large facet.

In many ways, men now look to veneer themselves with a mythical masculine identity. In our society today, appearance has nothing to do with inner character. Three-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback Tom Brady has often appeared on the covers of popular magazines such as Esquire, GQ, and Vogue, projecting the aura of “a man’s man.” He is good looking, wealthy, and of course, accomplished. One might say that he encapsulates the aspirations of the average American man. Yet what people tend to forget is the inner character of Tom Brady. In late 2006, he left his pregnant girlfriend, Bridget Moynahan, and less than two months later, was dating Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen. That type of action would have been unthinkable in another time, but in an age of SportsCenter, we care more about the rings on his finger than the moral fortitude he possesses.

Have we as men been minimized to the point where people care more about how well-endowed and successful we are than the content of the character we possess? Today’s ideal of a man has been stripped of the honor that once gave meaning to his character, leaving him only with the accomplishments that now define him. In short, the modern-day male has been emasculated.

There once was an unwritten code of honor among gentlemen that engendered a sense of chivalry among men. How did we lose this? Modern media has increasingly propped up figures by virtue of how they look, and since character has no value as a physical trait, it is easily overlooked. Also, as women have moved out of the home and into the workplace, the responsibility of a man to provide for his household has been reduced. As such, men no longer feel a responsibility to maintain the character that such responsibility once engendered.

Benjamin Guggenheim…declined a seat [on a life raft from the Titanic] yielding his place to a woman, asking only that she convey a message home: “Tell my wife…I played the game out straight and to the end. No woman shall be left aboard this ship because Ben Guggenheim was a coward.”

I fear that the man we idolize is no longer Ben Guggenheim, but Tom Brady.”
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Sadly, it’s not even the “Tom Brady”s that are idolized, but the super feminine men who wear skinny jeans, eyeliner, and scream like a girl, that are. Not trying to be a total dork here, but Bonnie Tyler’s “I Need A Hero” won’t stop playing in my mind as I type this… “Where have all the good men gone…”

One of the least visited memorials in Washington is a waterfront statue commemorating the men who died on the Titanic. Seventy-four percent of the women passengers survived the April 15, 1912, calamity, while 80 percent of the men perished. Why? Because the men followed the principle ‘women and children first.’ “The monument, an 18-foot granite male figure with arms outstretched to the side, was erected by ‘the women of America’ in 1931 to show their gratitude. The inscription reads: “To the brave men who perished in the wreck of the Titanic. […] They gave their lives that women and children might be saved.” Source

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I close this with a statement and challenge from Jon Endean:

The fact that a woman can take care of herself does not mean that a man is any less obligated to care for and protect her to the best of his ability. On the contrary, a man can demonstrate the true content of his character by showing a woman the love and the respect that we as men once demonstrated. I offer this as a challenge to the men that read this—become a man defined not by your physique or your accomplishments, but by the character and honor you possess—and also to the women who read this—do not settle for anything less than a true man of honor.”

Military Monday message: To our military and veterans, you served to protect America’s honor, and that makes you heroes! Thank you for your service and sacrifice!

Soldier on!

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Comments
  1. Michael says:

    Reminds me of the comments of Sen. Murry today..“Allowing a woman’s boss to call the shots about her access to birth control should be inconceivable to all Americans in this day and age, and takes us back to a place in history when women had no voice or choice….” http://therandomdig.com/blog/2014/01/28/democrat-lawmakers-decide-file-friend-court-brief-hobby-lobby-abortion-pill-mandate-case/

  2. Rochelle says:

    What a confirmation! During the SOTU speech, I occupied myself away from it. My thoughts took me to young Manning soilder and wife murderer demanding sex changes be paid by Tax payers. What they do not care to see is no matter what the exterior looks like, the same man who committed the crimes exist inside the “shell.” I met a guy who had serious mental illness. He denied trying to burn his wife inside their home. Although he was unsuccessful, she was left alive w/75% of her body burned, anuerisms and a deception. She loved and accepted him however he was. I gathered that he tried to convince himself that as a woman, he could hide from the evil man guilty of attemped murder. We conversed about hormonal therapy making him like me. I preached the truth, explaining no hormone/operation will Ever make you like me. I gave him detailed facts as to why I said that to him. Needless to say he despised me from then on. More people need the facts. If hormones cause extreme side effects, pms, migranes, pyschological/emotional bouts, and in breast, deadly cancer; who wants it? My husband is very manly and often makes me appear weakly. After almost six years of marriage, I see now that he believes he is make life easier and his wife is too independent. I have compromised some of that to let him be “the man!” Seems to work better than my proving how I am able to do it w/o him. I also know that it frees me from stress and worry more also. Excellent writing here!

  3. DON SIMPSON says:

    TRUE.

  4. Excellent post. I could not agree with you more. As a stay-at-home wife who had an amazing father and married and awesome husband, I am tired of how men are being portrayed in media and are taught to act.

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