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As ever, it is highly socially acceptable to talk trash about all men or particular (public or personally close) men, regardless of productivity or even consequences to own family. There would be no toxicity in that? Eventually, many (if not most) men are evolutionarily supposed to be discarded by Nature and women - are they not?

If you fancy it this weekend, here are some samples from a libertarian-masculine rabbit hole. (You don't have to click through.)

The Honor System -- The Rational Male

One of the primary way's Honor is used against men is in the feminized perpetuation of traditionally masculine expectations when it's convenient, while simultaneously expecting egalitarian gender parity when it's convenient.

For the past 60 years feminization has built in the perfect Catch 22 social convention for anything masculine; The expectation to assume the responsibilities of being a man (Man Up) while at the same time denigrating asserting masculinity as a positive (Shut Up). What ever aspect of maleness that serves the feminine purpose is a man's masculine responsibility, yet any aspect that disagrees with feminine primacy is labeled Patriarchy and Misogyny.

What Makes a Man? -- The Rational Male

The idea that boys are these sensitive delicate souls who, through the evils of their Patriarchal (typically male) upbringing, are conditioned to become 'macho' violent men is a popular trope [...] If only boys we're taught more like girls to get in touch with their emotions and were vulnerable in expressing them we could avoid these male-created tragedies.

That's the pretense we're supposed to believe [...] But the truth is boys have been systematically feminized for the past 3-4 generations. Boys are taught like defective girls. Since the 1970s it is increasingly women who have dominated academia from kindergarten to doctorate degrees [...] School and teaching became `for girls' and the educational landscape shifted to teaching styles that girls were most benefited in.

In that shift the idea that boys might be disadvantaged had little bearing, but overtime the conditions of teaching 'to girls' defined the teaching style as the correct style. In fact, teaching in a way that girls learn best, and disciplining boys for not learning this way, is no longer a style - it is just the way children are taught. Boys and men today are the product of female teachers who actively advantage girls at the expense of boys. So normalized is this teaching that boys disrupting the advantaging of girls in class is something we've decided needs to be medicinally curbed. Boys being boys is diagnosed as an illness and drugs are prescribed so as to sedate them long enough for the girls to learn.

This point has been made more academically, if you scratch the surface.
by das monde on Sat Mar 3rd, 2018 at 02:31:59 PM EST
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