Early this week, I made the case that the only place men can be real men in the U.S. is in the military. Kim DuToit writes an essay entitled "The Pussification of the Western Male". In it he innumerates the ways men are undermined:
Now, men are taught that violence is bad—that when a thief breaks into your house, or threatens you in the street, that the proper way to deal with this is to “give him what he wants”, instead of taking a horsewhip to the rascal or shooting him dead where he stands.
Now, men’s fashion includes not a man dressed in a three-piece suit, but a tight sweater worn by a man with breasts.
Now, warning labels are indelibly etched into gun barrels, as though men have somehow forgotten that guns are dangerous things.
Now, men are given Ritalin as little boys, so that their natural aggressiveness, curiosity and restlessness can be controlled, instead of nurtured and directed.
And finally, our President, who happens to have been a qualified fighter pilot, lands on an aircraft carrier wearing a flight suit, and is immediately dismissed with words like “swaggering”, “macho” and the favorite epithet of Euro girly-men, “cowboy”. Of course he was bound to get that reaction—and most especially from the Press in Europe, because the process of male pussification Over There is almost complete.
He also says this (girls, brace yourselves):
But in the twentieth century, women became more and more involved in the body politic, and in industry, and in the media—and mostly, this has not been a good thing. When women got the vote, it was inevitable that government was going to become more powerful, more intrusive, and more “protective” (ie. more coddling), because women are hard-wired to treasure security more than uncertainty and danger. It was therefore inevitable that their feminine influence on politics was going to emphasize (lowercase “s") social security.And while I'm glad women entered the body politic, I agree that the government has turned more feminine and it's not a good thing. Du Toit then goes on to describe a Cheerios commercial where the "wife attempted to castrate [the husband] in front of the kids". I've seen that ad too, and flinched when I heard her tone of voice and condescension. No wonder there's so much divorce, if spouses speak this way to each other in front of the kids. What latent hostility.
Du Toit continues his rant and defines a real man. Read the whole thing and tell me what you think. It reminds me of the post I wrote: Walk Like A Man. Manliness must be in the air.
As an aside, I think true womanhood has been destroyed in America, too. Mothers have been beat up as bad as men. Here's what I mean. (For some of you long-time readers, it's my post on Neuterization, FYI.)