I take particular exception to the romantic comedy and sit-com “hero”, you’ve drawn our attention to, Maria. Sometime in the eighties, men began to be portrayed as weak and imbecilic, in these entertainment formats.
At about the same time divorce rates skyrocketed. Not suggesting there is a direct causal link — just thinking about how sad it was/is for children, to see men being portrayed as simpletons, compared to women.
The message is, “your daddy’s an idiot.” For a boy, this is just toxic, the pervasive nature of that message, makes it more so. That together with other social factors, like diminishing job prospects, has eroded the hell out of what it means to be a man.
And please, rad fems, spare us the lectures which would have men become even more soft and cuddly and boundary free, while you yourselves become hard as freaking rock. Most women don’t want a human, life size gummy bear to make love to them. Nor do we want to be like you — all edge, all angles, all anger, all the time — 24 freaking 7.
Little boys have a choice. They can hold up romantic comedy and sit-com wimpy idiots as role models, or they can identify with the other end of the spectrum, the action adventure muscled thug, who blows other men away, in remorseless fashion. Given such a negative and narrow choice, most boys are going to choose the muscled thug.
Good post Maria. Thanks. You rock. No…wait. After what I just wrote?? You roll! LOL.
MARCH 20, 2016
It’s sad to witness that part of the backlash is the decision of some men to turn against women altogether, wanting little or nothing to do with them; that stance is becoming increasingly popular. Which in turn makes feminists even more determined; possibly the most toxic and morally irrelevant movement in existence today in the civilised world. They literally make up problems no one but them would take seriously and they can’t even see that.
MAY 13, 2016
Post updated with some funny pics. 🙂
MAY 25, 2016