The idea that women or girls in America have some relegated status behind boys is nonsense. Perhaps in some families and some cultures, but by and large, no.
Look at all of the data. Women outnumber men receiving college degrees, master’s degrees, and Ph.D.’s. Men far outnumber women in all of the “bad” categories except sexual assault- homelessness, being a victim of violence, incarceration, dying young, etc. The feminists say, “Well, men are victimizing each other.” So friggin’ what? If you’re murdered or robbed or beaten up, does it really matter whether it was perpetrated by a man or a woman?
The more pernicious elements of feminism also promote countless other false, terrible ideas like 1) careers are more important than children, 2) feelings and beliefs should be valued over facts, and 3) we live in a rape culture brimming with toxic masculinity.
If this were true, why are rapists the most hated offenders in our men’s prisons? Why would we endlessly hear that we need more women in STEM? Maybe we need more MEN in nursing? I’m basically okay with this one, but do we really need the relentless, unceasing emphasis on this? Can we just generally encourage boys and girls BOTH to get into STEM?
Worst of all, feminism is responsible for the gendering of suffering. By this I mean that feminism highlights and emphasizes upper middle-class white women’s victimhood over that of everyone else. No thanks.
Is to be naturally conservative. It’s to believe that you are in control of your destiny. It is to believe that, despite whatever has happened to you in the past, you have the capacity to change your future for the better. Or worse. It’s up to you.
The concept is embodied in the notion of ‘rugged individualism’ that remains an influential force in American culture. It’s why folks are against gun control on principle, even if maybe it would save a few thousand lives annually, give or take. And it’s not unreasonable.
When you see the left’s propensity for rules, rules, rules and more rules, along with enforcing punishment of thoughtcrimes, it becomes clear that this pleasant exercise as a democratic republic could go away fairly easily. There was a time when men could be on the left, I suppose, but in the 21st century a man can no longer afford to be a Democrat.
A few years ago, when I started hearing the horror stories from college campuses about kangaroo courts using Title IX to ruin young men’s lives to appease feminist activists, I started to question whether the Democrats still represented my views adequately. With the enactment of Obama’s fiat on transgender students’ use of bathrooms in public schools, it further became clear to me that the Democrats may not be entirely in touch with reality.
As man-haters like Kirsten Gillibrand seize more and more power within the party, it has become abundantly clear that the left has- aside for “Beta” O’Rourke- no place for men anymore. The Franken takedown and the Kavanaugh hearings are both case studies in this. A man, Brett Kavanaugh who very well may have been the victim of a totally fabricated smear campaign, was and continues to be trashed over completely unsubstantiated allegations and the left doesn’t care. Leftists casually call him and Clarence Thomas sexual assailants and portray Al Franken’s lighthearted harassment like a war crime.
Due process is dead on the left. And if that dies, what’s next to go, free speech? Just look at what is happening in Britain right now.