The good news is that men seem to be kicking back against masculinity: the – less-heartening – news is our collective failure to distinguish the former from maleness, a biologically-inherited reality. (some) Transgenders defend their position with the same entitled-zeal employed by MRA’s. The human race moves no further forward. In one sense, the issue of gender is rendered moot: the dichotomy in behaviour re-creates the classic dichotomy in agency. Since reading Demonic Males – a well-researched tome with no pretence to feminism albeit full of insight – I’m of the mind that behavioural change in and of itself is insufficient and a more social engineering-based strategy is called for: to wit; a reversal of the long-standing mode of selective abortion in favour of males. This cannot practically be accomplished in plain sight; a degree of deception is called for, at least in the short term. Nature grants females the upper hand in matters reproductive: backed-up by history and biology: active defiance of this is the root of ‘man’kind’s untenable position as top of the tree. Gender is the problem. ‘Whitewash’, ‘Gaywash’ and ‘Transwash’ are increasingly desperate responses to a deep-rooted dichotomy that we CAN reverse, God-willing.
Taking a quick glance at last year’s Top Trends list it becomes clear that the overall trend towards reducing the social role of women via the enforcement of cultural subordination rituals (femininity) shows little sign of abating. While there has been notable increased feminist activism and consciousness-raising against gender, the trend continues towards increased sexualization, objectification and dehumanization of women and girls with no improvement in female participation in social, economic and civic life.
Rather, conservative male supremacist power has increasingly targeted for reversal the scant gains won by the “second wave” of the women’s liberation movement, including reproductive autonomy, freedom from beauty mandates, economic parity, protection from male sex-based violence. The sole exception is in the area of women’s rights to legal parity regarding state support for monogamous romantic attachments- an unintended artifact of the successful male homosexual rights movement.
Currently the increasingly subordinate social role of women is…
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