Sunday, July 11, 2010

A Feminist Man?

I just read THIS article and it made me sad. It was an interpretation of "To Kill a Mocking Bird" and the motivation of the author. It claimed "a willingness to do the right thing, regardless of the consequences" was a radical feminist idea that is not normal for men. While I agree that in today's age most men go with the flow but it was not always that way. Feminist told men that they should not stand up and be leaders. They have for decades been telling us to step back and give leadership to women. We have become a pacifist sex concerned only with entertainment. When the going gets tough, the men turn on their tv, flirt with other women, or cheat to get ahead. The result is the loss of the "Leave it to Beaver" dad and the creation of the "Family Guy." For those not familiar with the Family Guy, you could enter "The Simpsons" or pretty much any modern show. The woman in these shows portrays reason and intelligence and the man is a klutz and just wants to have fun. He's Peter Pan in a grown up body or if you're into the classics, James' dad from "A rebel without a cause."

Let me be clear. Feminism is different then woman's rights. I strongly believe women should have the right to vote, own land, work in the market place, and all the things women in the US enjoy that other nations do not. I am only referring to a woman's struggle for dominance over man and a guys growing apathy towards life. I believe if a guys were taught to be leaders in the home (a radical but old conservative idea), they would be less likely to do the things that give guys a bad name. Then you would be more likely to see a man stand up for what is right. After all, what you practice in private creates character and character defines what you do when times are tough.

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