Men need to do something because radical Feminism has triumphed: Where in today’s culture do we see promoted the cultural ideal of the good male patriarch, the husband of the natural family and the ideal for all of human history of young men who aspire to be good. The radical feminists have massively changed the thought patterns, the mores, the education, the entertainment and the legal system and left us with more and more failing men, or men “stuck” in life. We have more and more “Peter Pans” – not by their wish or self-design but as a result of their malnourished formation.
Just as plants thrive in the right conditions so too do boys thrive if born into a good ‘patriarchal’ family in which the father leads by loving and educating his children (just as his wife does in her way). Young men today are victims of an environment constructed over fifty years of sustained, intense, focused and savvy work by the feminist movement.
Feminism has altered every major institution in the nation: the churches and seminaries, the academy and doctoral programs, the courts and the law schools, the media and journalism schools, medicine and medical schools, government bureaucracies at all levels, teachers unions and education schools, national and state curricula for grade schools, high schools and colleges; the major educational publishers, librarian unions and public library books for children down to pre-K levels.
In all these areas one theme dominates: all women are victims everywhere and all men are the victimizers, fathers of families in particular. (Next time you are at the library go to the children’s room and review the books to see how the father in the family is treated—made to look like an incapable fool and dispensable to a family).
Feminists care not a whit that boys have fallen behind on virtually every educational measure of importance. If Title IX had any meaning every penny would now be spent on helping boys and young men catch up on girls and young women.
Current sexual mores have deprived most children of the benefits of the intact married family life with their parents (by age 17 only 46% of American children are living in such a family). The sexual discrimination against boys is massive: they are deprived of their biological adult male father in their home. Imagine how feminists would be howling if the reverse were true—if girls were deprived of their biological mothers in similar numbers. The effects are logical and very visible: relatively more and more weak men.
Sexual abuse of children is “through the roof” and pandemic among welfare families in the inner city, which renders them incapable of intact family life in their adulthood – the desired outcome for radical feminism.
Feminism is aided and abetted by modernity’s intellectual habit of denial and dismissal of reality and realities:
In education, the data are convincingly repetitive: the intact married family that worships God weekly yields the best results. However, most social science professors are in full denial of this and refuse to entertain even the discussion of it even though religious attendance may be the single most powerful variable in increasing educational performance. Virtually no one knows this. Least of all parents and teachers.
Likewise science is increasingly ideological (i.e. at the service of the dominant power interests be they corporate, feminists or political ideology). Academic freedom is a thing of the past.
In economics and government: the denial of debt accumulated and the continued living on national IOU’s by federal, state and city legislatures has huge effects on young men whose burdens of too-heavy education debts stops many from thinking of marriage because they cannot be a provider.
In constitutional law all the major reinterpretations are the fruits of radical feminism. Our families have suffered immensely in the new legal regime.
Good men have to take the initiative in their own hands and begin to assess their predicament: how boys and girls – their children, are affected.
The solution will have to be a masculine one (it cannot but be so). Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus. Men and women do best together when they complement each other. Men have to find their way back to Mars. Though it will be different from John Wayne’s America, manly men of all cultures recognize the strength (or weakness) of other men no matter their culture. Masculine strength is manifest in their willingness to suffer in order to provide for their families and to protect their communities. On matters of family men are very different from women.
It is time for a new revolution – founded on the justice due a good man and founded on the need to rebuild the culture that each child needs, a culture that honors good men and especially good married fathers. The way out of this mess will be very different from the way into it. It is time for men to begin to assess the present and explore future options.