How males are being left behind.
Somebody please explain why in Finland, a country with some of the most progressive women's rights, more educated women chose to be stay at home mothers, and people are still getting married and having families. Finland polls as one of the happiest places. Young people in the US are depressed and suicidal.
I think there is more going on that just the economic changes. I think the cultural Marxists in control of our institutions have been pushing an ideology into primarily female student heads and the result is that more females dislike males, and more males dislike females. I think this change is by design by American feminists.
I once has a role in admission to grad. school. I noticed that a surprising number of men had good GREs but low GPAs because of poor grades the first two years of college. I decided to only look at the second two years and things evened out and we were able to admit more males. This was not a policy but something I did in one place.
But it was a pattern I observed.
I've made this comment before, perhaps here perhaps elsewhere, as I am a 1-trick pony at best, but I'll add my 2 cents again because Brad is a very generous host:
My wife is a mentor to young women writers (in LA, mostly), and I often meet them or at least read their manuscripts and these women all seem to more or less follow the same pattern: they are all attractive, well educated, come from good homes (often come to our home in one of their parents' expensive cars)—and of course I don't know the intricacies of their past and there could easily be some unseen issue or as all the cool kids say "trauma"—but they all believe deep in their bones that they live under the reign of an unseen omnipotent "Patriarchy" that orders and rules our world like a deity, and this belief is usually front and center in their writing.
I can only guess as to why this is: because all their screens say so? is this just a standard dogmatic belief of the young and educated now? Or maybe when you have no real problems and no one to blame them on, you have to invent a Satan who exists to vex you?
I hesitate as a man to pontificate about the female psyche or generalize about Women and What They Want, but that being said, part of me thinks the "Handmaid's Tale" vibe is part dystopic fairy tale but also part subconscious desire/return of the repressed: for many young women, esp the privileged, all this personal autonomy lived inside the digital panopticon of the 21st century seems to immiserate and destabilize them, and perhaps the eradication of traditional masculine/feminine roles has transformed all this freedom into an emotional prison.
Or, more simply, every time you tear down one of Chesterton's fences, you're forced to learn why it was there in the first place and why it served a vital purpose.
Happy Father's Day all. I had the fun of watching a lot of Little League and T-ball this spring and the dads were there. SO MANY DADS! The Little league District All-Stars games are going on now and anyone feeling low about the role of men--get to a ball park in your community. You'll feel better.
What I also find interesting in the debate around this is that it is often portrayed as if women have no agency. The men get blamed for choosing not to go to college, choosing not to study, choosing to enlist in the military etc.. Meanwhile, if a woman chooses to stay home and take care of the kids because the husband (she chose) earns more it's somehow her husband's fault or the patriarchy that made her do it. Men make things happen, things happen to women. It's really odd and disempowering.
Hi Brad. Can you do an article that juxtaposes your argument here ( which I agree with) with the forces turning women into non-persons. Non-male, so to say. Seems to me, this is an anti-human process. Weakening the role of men was one leg, removing women another. What’s the third leg of the stool?
Your point number one about women initiating more divorces is not necessarily a comment on men as partners.
Brad, Excellent piece. Really the pithiest summation of this area I have read. Thanks for doing this.
It used to be a man's world, we are told. It is no doubt that men built the technological/industrial world that we live in and that provides what is by far the highest standard of living in history.
Women seem to be sure that it will be easy to keep it running. We'll see, I guess.
Please listen to today’s interview of Bob Kennedy on Joe Rogan.
Atrazine in our drinking water -- of 40+ male frogs -- 36 became infertile and four become fertile female frogs...
PS: Kennedy said that this was first interview in 18 years that allowed him to fully state his facts...
Remember Krystal Ball and her “red lines” - without having basic courtesy of glancing his Fauci book - what an ugly attack on his candidacy...
Young white males are typically thought of as the most privileged ones, but simply by virtue of them not having a victim card to flash around, they are being told that their voices don’t count. This was my son’s experience in University. For some reason only minorities and victims these days are allowed to have a voice.
As a mother and grandmother of boys, thank you for writing on this topic. I try to encourage my 6 and 8 yr old grandsons in their normal boy behavior. Just hope society recovers its sanity before they grow up!
Another fantastic article Brad- also heartbreaking- it makes me both so sad and mad as hell. Today's (and prior) feminism is truly toxic, vindictive and utter bullshit !
Fantastic article. Thank you.
I actually do believe in the patriarchy exist and it is needed. I'm not an advocate for equality. I argue that equality has actually ruined Western civilisation. Good news is that a lot of career and educated type women are breeding themselves out.
Ironically, in regards to fascism, there's plenty of women supporting fascism, see the Nordic Resistance Movement in Scandinavia. Many of them reject gender equality. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14680777.2021.1916772