I’ve long contended that our society is undergoing a transformative (and unhealthy) feminization of the American male.
As an admitted and unashamed manly-man, this trend is disturbing. I don’t get the entire metrosexual thing. I don’t get men wearing makeup. I don’t get men trying to act and look more like women.
I’m sorry, but when girly-men” like Toby McGuire, Jude Law, Ryan Phillipe, and Orlando Bloom are being cast as leading men, action hero badasses….something has gone seriously astray.
This article today in the Portland Press Herald takes a stab at how this is affecting young boys in an article titled Boys suffer in a culture without challenges.
YARMOUTH — Boys need challenging and intense competition to become men.
An increasing number of boys are doing poorly in school and failing to mature in a positive way. More men are losing self-confidence and their passion for competing and achieving.
While the top-performing 10 percent to 20 percent of boys and men are doing just fine, the growing number of underachieving males forces schools, businesses, the military and others to lower their standards and expectations. What happened?
Political correctness and new age wishful thinking have all contributed to the effort in our schools, families, and communities to take away intense competition from boys. Even in sports, only a small number of top athletes ever get to experience challenging competition.
Some believe that competition turns boys into bad, mean or violent people. The opposite is true. The proving ground of competition done well creates confident boys and competent men!
Tens of thousands of years of human development cannot be swept aside to fit the “anti-competition” PC agenda. It’s a mushy, idealistic approach to child development and education that seems disconnected from reality. Today boys learn more about fairness and fun than how to compete successfully.
The wussification of men in America starts younger-and-younger all the time. The entire goal of the public school system, starting with kindergarten, is to castrate boys and make them act in complete opposition to their natural state.
Just do a Bing search on the feminization of the American male. I’m definitely not the first to write about it.
Red State has a good post from last year on the subject.
The Crunchy Chicken offered the female perspective last year, too.
Of course, as expected, I received a few smuggalicious lefty responses decrying my opinion as barbaric and also as expected, questioning my manhood. As though bending over to the whims of actual barbarians is a manly way to live your life. Count me out, Sally.
Ya see, I live in a world where men take a stand. I come from a state that believes in the values of this great nation. I come from a state that believes that freedom is worth fighting for. I come from Texas, the sidearm of the nation. Undoubtedly the all knowing eyes of the left are rolling back in their head in their, “oh so better than thou” way at the knowledge that I, a redneck hick from a backwater Klan-infested swamphole could dare utter pride at such a thing. Well, to borrow a phrase from our brilliant enlightened leader, “Yes, yes I can.”
Me, too, brother.