I couldn't make this stuff up if I tried.
To say that feminism was one of the worst things to happen to women is being kind. The demon seeds of their "liberation" movement are everywhere - from the epidemic of single motherhood, the breakdown of the American family, the street vernacular of "bitches and hos," the emasculation of men and the bone crushing responsibility of being mother, father, breadwinner, chief cook and bottle washer. Having it all indeed. Men are men, women are women......viva la difference!
Apparently not. I blame the left for the pussification of men. And this schmuck Jensen buys right into it. He writes ,"For those of us who are biologically male, we have a simple choice: We men can
settle for being men, or we can strive to be human beings." Being a man and a human are mutually exclusive? It gts worse, just look at this .............
Men being men is a bad deal
Guys should evolve beyond masculinity Robert Jensen
It's hard to be a man; hard to live up to the demands that come with the dominant conception of masculinity, of the tough guy.
So, guys, I have an idea -- maybe it's time we stop trying. Maybe this masculinity thing is a bad deal, not just for women, but for us.
We need to get rid of the whole idea of masculinity. It's time to abandon the claim that there are certain psychological or social traits that inherently come with being biologically male. If we can get past that, we have a chance to create a better world for men and women.
Read it all and weep .............. although I prefer the men get angry. University of Texas Journalism Professor Robert Jensen is in need of a serious ass kicking. I dig Cinnamon's take on this here.
We want tough guys. We need tough guys. The thought of a feminized man is repulsive to me. I want me some Robert Mitchum. These are sorry days indeed.
That view of masculinity is dangerous for women. It leads men to seek to control "their" women and define their own pleasure in that control, which leads to epidemic levels of rape and battery. But this view of masculinity is toxic for men as well.
I want me some danger, goddammit.
If masculinity is defined as conquest, it means that men will always struggle with each other for dominance.
Danger? Love it! Dominance.................also good.
UPDATE: Squiggler doesn't need the danger. Yeah bababy.
Again, that's Robert Jensen, professor of journalism, University of Texas, whose most recent book (five years ago) is "Writing Dissent, Taking Radical Ideas From the Margins to the Mainstream." He's teaching journalism. That's why I said there is a connection to what we've been talking about. This is the chickification of culture, the feminization of culture. It's why I say, he's a male lesbian, or a woman writing this. Anyway, I'm going to be both a man and a human being. I think it's possible to be both. He doesn't. But I do, and will continue to practice it. But maybe I could show this guy I have a heart. Maybe I could call Air America and offer them, say, five million people in this audience. Rather than seizing power, share it, and rather than dominating, engage in consent. That's how ridiculous this is, in more ways than one.