One of my ongoing concerns in life is the treatment of men in America. Since leaving the festering swamp of New Orle Academia, I have become more and more concerned with the current state of men in our great nation, becoming ever more disgusted with the appalling lack of respect men garner from society, and “feminists” in particular. I once called myself a “feminist”– until I met with the Women’s Studies bunch at college– a bunch of women who hated men, pitied me for being straight, and couldn’t understand at all why I was bothering with being Catholic. This even though it was a Catholic institution. I wasn’t much of a feminist, in retrospect. My concern was my lack of understanding as to why women couldn’t be ordained to the priesthood (I’ve since come to a personal understanding), so I considered myself a feminist in the theological genre. I’ve never been “Pro-Choice”, nor did I appreciate bake sales that charged men more for an item than women. I was a crappy feminist, but I’m glad to finally be glad of those delusions.
I love men. I respect men. Straight or Gay, Alpha or Beta, I respect men for being men, for being complementary to women in a way that this woman will never truly fathom, but will always be grateful for. I have completely thrown away the idea that men and women are (or should be) the same, believing now that we are complementary beings–different, but overall equal. In and Yo (that is to say, Yin and Yang), Night and Day, Active and Passive–Equal, but Different. The division of labor by sex was the first step to civilization, for good reasons. Denying the basic, general, differences between men and women ultimately undermines that very first step of civilization, and thus so many of the problems we now face.
Over at The Futurist, GK has written an excellent article on The Misandry Bubble, which I highly recommend. I’ll need some time to think about it some more, but he’s hit quite a few of the concerns I’ve had. Especially as an introverted single woman living just outside the city who would like to find a husband and start a family.
I’ll want to read and digest his reading list before really commenting further, but as this will likely be a topic coming up again, this is an excellent start.