Men in America are facing a really big issue right now that’s causing a huge wound in our society, emasculation. Yes, I know the woke thing to do is to support this, because of toxic masculinity or something. In case if you haven’t figured it out, I’m not woke so I do not support emasculation, even if that’s the popular thing for feminists. What we have seen for years at this point is a massive cultural shift from men stepping up and becoming the men God designed them to be, to men who have become pansies in a way and are portrayed as dolts. Let me give you examples of what I mean.
So, on Wednesday the New York times published an opinion piece by Jessica Valenti, author of six books on feminism, so you know this is gonna be amazing. The piece is titled What Feminists Can Do for Boys and here is some of what was said.
“One of the many political ironies of our time is that feminism’s most powerful cultural moment has coincided with the rise of extreme misogyny. While women protest, run for office and embrace the movement for gender equality in record numbers, a generation of young, mostly white men are being radicalized into believing that their problems stem from women’s progress.”
Yes, that’s exactly the issue men have, women’s progress. It can’t be that society has rejected God, it can’t be that society has changed how to define masculinity and alienating those who don’t fall in line, no it’s most definitely women’s progress. This statement is incredibly asinine, but don’t worry it gets better.
“Whether it’s misogynist terrorism, the rash of young men feeling sexually entitled to women or the persistent stereotype of “real men” as powerful and violent, it’s never been clearer that American boys are in desperate need of intervention.”
This right here is just one the problems, the fact that people, particularly those on the left, label men who stand up to become real men, misogynistic terrorists. This type of toxic identity politics is only designed to smash masculinity into a million tiny pieces and many men have fallen victim to it, and it gets even better.
“Though feminists have always recognized the anguish that boys face in a patriarchal system, we haven’t built the same structures of support for boys that we have for girls. If we want to stop young men from being taken in by sexism, that has to change.“
So, apparently the reason why men are facing a masculinity issue is because we don’t have the same support structures that women and the best way to fix that is to build one. So will it be built by men? Nope, it must be built by feminists because they know what’s best for us apparently. This whole entire piece is supremely asinine, and in no way offers actual solutions. Just by reading the headline, I came up a better solution than what is offered in this piece. Do you know what feminists can do to help boys? Leave them alone and let them become men. I know, it’s misogynistic to think this way and that I’m now a rabid sexist, but guess what, it needs to be said because it’s true. This piece isn’t the only example. If you watch TV shows, some of them portray men as complete dolts, which is a problem and is part of the reason why we have this problem. Now, it’s easy to say the only problem with men today is due to radical feminists society, it’s not the only problem, it runs much deeper than that.
One of the more bigger issues, boys and young men deal with is fatherless homes. According to the National Fatherhood Initiative, 19.7 children, that’s 1 out of 4 children, grow up without a father, which is a troubling statistic. Now, society tells us that this is no big deal and that children, specifically boys, don’t need a father and that a mother can fill that empty role. This is completely and utterly false, and here’s statistics to back up. According to the National Fatherhood Initiative, children who grow up without a father have a 4x greater risk of poverty. Daughters are 7x more likely to become pregnant as a teen. They are in greater risk of substance abuse. They are more likely to commit crimes and go to prison. They are 2x more likely to drop out of high. So, despite what society tells us, children need a father in their lives especially young boys. Now I’m not down playing a mother’s role in a boy’s life, she is extremely important to them. However, a mother cannot fulfill the role of implementing masculinity into their son’s lives, they can try, but they will fail. This role can only be filled by another Male figure, more specifically a father. I do believe however, that this issue is rooted to a much more deeper issue.
American society, especially in the last several decades have rejected God and biblical teachings. This nation was founded on these very principles and it has shaped the country, but when society started rejecting the teachings of God, more specifically Christ, we changed. For the past several years, the lack of purpose for men have grown tremendously and that’s due to this very issue. In the bible, God laid down some specific guidelines on how to be a man. But when society decided to reject this and create it’s own definition of manhood, it has led to nothing but disaster and is something we as men have to change very soon.
Look it’s definitely not easy, and I admittedly struggle with it as well sometimes, but here’s the good news, that can change. To help with that, there are several books I recommend on this subject, Wild at Heart by John Eldredge, Play the Man by Mark Batterson, and, Heart of the Warrior by Michael Clay Thompson. These are all really well done books, and can help guide on your journey along with a group of other men around you and most importantly Jesus, to become a man of God. ” As iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend” – Proverbs 27:17
Play the Man: https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.amazon.com/Play-Man-Becoming-God-Created/dp/0801018986&ved=2ahUKEwiwvKCpn8XcAhXDSt8KHWmCDOsQ5OUBMAl6BAgIEAE&usg=AOvVaw0d51O_bDtqDdJ5t9xq_xY1
Heart of the Warrior: https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.amazon.com/Heart-Warrior-Before-Become-Beloved-ebook/dp/B01DWPRRMI&ved=2ahUKEwioyqKdn8XcAhWwmOAKHeyQB4QQ5OUBMAl6BAgJEAE&usg=AOvVaw3_md9PsFirTWHig0ixiYyP
Wild at Heart: https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.amazon.com/Wild-Heart-Revised-Updated-Discovering/dp/1400200393&ved=2ahUKEwih1-r_nsXcAhVEnOAKHQiRAp8Q5OUBMAp6BAgKEAE&usg=AOvVaw1Tb40AMVcqzPLjUd2c0v4g