Posted on | September 30, 2012 | 13 Comments
A fine outpouring of feminist piffle:
ONE thing standing in the way of further progress for many men is the same obstacle that held women back for so long: overinvestment in their gender identity instead of their individual personhood. Men are now experiencing a set of limits — externally enforced as well as self-imposed — strikingly similar to the ones Betty Friedan set out to combat in 1963, when she identified a “feminine mystique” that constrained women’s self-image and options.
Although men don’t face the same discriminatory laws as women did 50 years ago, they do face an equally restrictive gender mystique.
Just as the feminine mystique discouraged women in the 1950s and 1960s from improving their education or job prospects, on the assumption that a man would always provide for them, the masculine mystique encourages men to neglect their own self-improvement on the assumption that sooner or later their “manliness” will be rewarded.
Not to wish harm on anyone, but I should like to round up these “gender identity” feminists and park them all on a tropical island, with all the materials and tools they need to build their utopia.
I’m guessing after about a month or so this men==women nonsense would drain away.
Or, I could be wrong. Maybe the women would build some aesthetically pleasing masterpiece, some testosterone-free tropical Eden. Certainly replete with fashionable porn.