Let’s Make Men Great Again
Let’s Make Men Great Again
Now, that Donald Trump is going to “Make America Great Again” the next step will be to “Make Men Great Again”. Since the totally metrosexual Barack H. Obama became President of the United States, the bashing of men and I mean “manly men” has become like an avalanche. Unstoppable, indiscriminate and destructive. Male bashing excludes Muslim men and most, but not all, minority men.
Mad Men actress January Jones got my Irish up with an article in a magazine called Red. Miss Jones, apparently, does not need a man in her life. Fine. She has a son whose father she will not name/doesn’t know. Here is what the actress said about having a father/man around her son.
“It’s good to have strong women around a man,” she continues. “To teach him to respect women. He doesn’t have a male person in his life saying ‘don’t cry’ or ‘you throw like a girl’. All those shitty things dads accidentally do.” Her male friends “want to be around him because he’s such a fun kid”, but she’s candid about the fact that she doesn’t have a partner.
Miss Jones considers herself immature.
“I’m an emotionally immature person. I’m an actor for God’s sake. I see myself behaving like a child all the time.”
“I made Xander eggs, toast, a smoothie. And he spat out his blueberries, threw the eggs into the sink, was playing with his toast, and I just lost my shit. I was like, ‘Mummy made this breakfast for you!’ And he was like, ‘I don’t want it.’ And I took the plate and threw it in the garbage, in tears. I’m fighting with a five-year-old and acting like one. Someone needs to be the mature one here, but I had a full tantrum.”
Everyone has bad days. Every mother and father has argued with a child. When you add that to her attitude about men and that’s a toxic “Mad Men” cocktail. I don’t get how bashing men is empowering to a woman.
It’s not just immature actresses. MTV felt compelled to prove its cultural sensitivity and feminine, multi-culti side with 2017 Resolutions for White Guys.
MTV yanked the video because of the backlash on social media. Not because it was stereotypical and condescending with regard to white men. The video itself was ironic because according to Merriam-Webster “mansplaining” is:
what occurs when a man talks condescendingly to someone (especially a woman) about something he has incomplete knowledge of, with the mistaken assumption that he knows more about it than the person he’s talking to does.
Network heal thyself to paraphrase.
Those of us with fathers, husbands and sons know that bashing men is de rigueur for anything that comes out of New York or Hollywood. Such as:
Salon.com posted an article entitled “Toxic masculinity is killing men”. This article posited:
…our society has fully bought into the notion that the relationship between maleness and masculinity is somehow incidental and precarious, and embraced the myth that “boys must be turned into men…that boys, unlike girls, must achieve masculinity.”
But, worse, way worse, than immature 40 year old actresses, socially hip cable networks, suck up advertisers and progressive websites is the “Big Government Education Establishment Corporate Complex” (those words make it menacing, right?). Or, “Big GEECC” as I intend to call it from here on out.
Duke University is offering a seminar course in “constructive male alyness”.
“Our purpose is twofold: to foster constructive male allyship, and to question and deconstruct toxic masculinities,” the Men’s Project says on its website.
“We also understand how masculinity in its normative form alienates most – if not all – men, and recognise the part normative masculinity plays in alienating men and reproducing violence.
I googled “misandry on college campuses” and 569,000 results came up.
This must stop. All men are not war-mongering beasts. All men are not woman-beating neanderthals. Women can be just as violent and mean-spirited. I know. I am a woman. I can be just as small, mean and petty as any other sentient being, man or woman.
We must not just “drain the swamp” and “Make America Great Again”. We must make maleness and being a manly man doing manly things okay again. “Make Men Great Again”. You know like taking the wife’s car to get the oil changed or bringing her her morning beverage in bed because you love her. That’s manly.