Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Horrors of Strengthening Men

This is not an endorsement for Allen West. It is merely my observation on the latest political brouhaha.
"Because, according to West, women's role is to strengthen men.  In his speech, he said:

"We need you to come in and lock shields to strengthen up the men that will go into the fight for you - to let these other women know, on the other side, these Planned Parenthood women, the Code Pink women, and all of these women who have been neutering American men and bringing us to the point of this incredible weakness, to let them know that we are not going to have our men become subservient. That's what we need you to do. Because if we don't, then the debt will continue to grow."
A million things can be inferred from this. I am only focusing on one--the horror that arises when it is suggested that women should support or strengthen men. Had it been suggested that man's role is to help strengthen women, one can imagine the outpouring of praise. Our culture is now built around strengthening women, yet one comment that women may have a role to play in strengthening men is deemed hateful. 

If as a woman you insist you don't need a man to fight for you---great! I wish you success. There was a time though, not too long ago when men and women needed each other. That time is long gone. Men are going their own way and women are going their own way. Sad, but that is reality. Despite the last several decades and all the efforts that were put forth to strengthen women (pushed by feminists, but granted by men), some women can not even shudder the thought of supporting men.

Some women will chuckle at this and take glee with the inference that men are so weak they need women to help them. This makes them feel strong. Oddly, it takes a strong person to admit they are weak or need help. That is more than some women can say.  Comments have already been made that West and presumably those who agree with him are "not real men". Oh, how familiar is that? I'm sure this stems from conservative women as well, ironically those who West thinks can help him. Since women have been raised to believe that "real women" don't need men for help, it follows that likewise "real men", don't need women for help. They don't know what else to think. Feminism killed the concept of interdependence.


Simon Grey said...

"Feminism killed the concept of interdependence."

Thanks, feminism! What I hate most about feminism is that it started and fuels a war between the sexes- a war that neither side wants. Feminists truly deserve all the damnation that awaits them.

Elusive Wapiti said...

Reading through the linked article, which itself references a Media Matters article, it is clear that the secular left fails to comprehend the concept of spiritual warfare. Completely boggles them.

Although I will say that to an audience that is not already part of the right-wing amen corner, the linking of PP and Code Pink to gelded men and the deficit does seem a bit daft. I as a right-winger can connect his dots, but someone not steeped in the right wing zeitgeist may have some difficulty.

Also, on the Media Matters page, the left keeps tittering about how abortions are only 3% of PP's operations. What they fail to report is that abortions make up 37% of clinic revenue, and that 97% of the time that a pregnant woman shows up at a PP clinic, it is to get an abortion.

Omnipitron said...

"Feminists truly deserve all the damnation that awaits them."

Agreed, it now occurs to me that to wish a Feminist "Achieves everything they desire" is in actuality a curse.

Sadly, even they don't realize the truth of their situation.

Anonymous said...

Who knew feminists were so powerful? Who knew men were so weak?

Nearly every post you make is about how weak men are.

Anonymous said...

Feminism didn't exist on the 1700's Ohio Valley frontier. Perhaps frequent brutal, fatal attacks from hostile natives had something to do with that. Economic collapse, should it happen, will give society a true measure of the degree of women and their independence from men.

paige said...

I think that men and women going their own way is ultimately a good thing and I wish more would do it, especially women who tend to only gtow in their 20's and then panic in their 30's.

paige said...

continued... (pressed submit too early)

The reason I think the GTOW is a good thing is that until the culture dramatically changes children will continue to be hurt by this gender war. Men and women don't have a clue how to make each other happy anymore and it is the children who pay the price.

Jennifer said...

Good for him, speaking the truth. Men not being subservient doesn't mean they want to trample us.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous, I don't think it's that men are weak. I participate in MRA-don't marry boards. Men are strong on their own, once they learn to live without the currently nonexistent support and encouragement of women. They climb mountains. They travel the world. Alone.

It is that the job of being a man of the family, the head of the house, center of education and discipline to raise kids to productive adults, is too big a job for a man to do without being supported and encouraged by a good woman.

The fact anyone has to tell you this tells us a lot about you.

Anonymous age 69