Anti-Man Movement

April 2, 2017
Posted in Opinion
April 2, 2017 Ben Preuss

Anti-Man Movement

Men are the problem. At least, that’s what Man Up Against Violence initiative [1] attendees believe. To me though, it just sounds like another load of crap.

The “Man Up Against Violence” initiative is hosting events at the University of Regina, a college (go figure) in Canada (also not surprising). Featured during this period of low testosterone and depleted self worth is a so-called “Masculinity Confession Booth”. I’m  guessing this where men are encouraged to confess their mortal sins of holding doors for women, enjoying MMA and peeing while standing.

The purpose of this pansyfest is reportedly to combat “hypermasculinity”. To be honest, I was unfamiliar with the word, but I’m not alone. Spell check apparently doesn’t recognize it either. Even Dictionary.com didn’t recognize “hypermasculinity” as an actual word, but leave it to the wuss bags of the world to make up a word for a made up problem.

By the way, “hypermasculinity” [2] (as defined Wikipedia) is a “psychological term for the exaggeration of male stereotypical behavior, such as an emphasis on physical strength, aggression, and sexuality.” Like I said, opening heavy doors, MMA and peeing.

To be completely honest, I wish we actually had a shockwave of hypermasculinity running rampant through our western culture. As it stands, most modern men are pathetic. They are pushovers, sellouts, completely lacking in principles, manners and anything even slightly resembling dignity. Not to mention, too many men enter adult life being indoctrinated to believe that the only path to success and happiness is by diving head first into severe financial debt to obtain a college degree which might open a couple doors to mostly mediocre, white collar jobs. Heaven forbid these pussycats ever do some manual labor and get some dirt under their finger nails.

By attacking and stigmatizing some of the very real biological traits of men we stunt the development of entire generations of young men. Furthermore, society also becomes so focused on killing off masculinity that it fails to address other very real issues threatening our future and our children’s future.

For example, men have played an absolutely critical role defending and maintaining what we know as society. The ability to reach deep down and harness aggression, both mentally and physically is crucial for long term survival in a world where Islamic fundamentalists, violent dictators and even domestic terrorists literally seek our demise.

A man’s willingness to ruthlessly defend his family, his friends and his country until his last breath doesn’t come from a Masculine Confession Booth. It comes from living as a man, being proud of being a man and living by manly principles.

Part of the biology of so many men is the desire to lift more, run faster and fight better. Additionally, psychologically strong men continually develop the ability to handle their emotions. This includes learning to ignore feelings which are counterproductive. Instead of teaching men to shun their instinctual drives, men should be encouraged to utilize very natural feelings of aggression and completely normal drives of competitiveness to achieve great things in all fields, from the front lines of wars to the exhausting research that precedes ground breaking advancements in science and technology.

And let’s be honest, western society and culture doesn’t really have a problem with men abusing women. Obviously, there is a segment of the male population that channels aggression towards women, which should be called out and addressed appropriately. But in general, masculinity is not the problem. Striving to be bigger, faster, stronger and a rockstar with the ladies does not make you a threat to women. It makes you a perfectly normal man.

While the stated purpose of this “Man Up Against Violence” initiative seeks to right some fictitious wrong supposedly running rampant throughout society, the real motives are nothing new. Movements like this and countless others are ultimately sponsored, funded and otherwise traced back to the same wealthy, powerful, socialism loving, capitalism hating, usually male, curmudgeons. The puppet master simply pulls the stings making society dance, and developing distain for ones own culture, lifestyle, belief systems and social norms. Basically its a way to shake the foundation of society in an effort remake culture.

As for me, my masculinity, maybe even hypermasculinity, has given me the confidence to stand with utmost certainty and say that the Man Up Against Violence initiative, and movements like it, are total crap. Masculinity is not a problem. It’s a blessing, and an absolutely essential part of humanity.

SOURCES:

[1] Shimshock, Rob. “Students Confess Their Sins At ‘Masculinity Confession Booth’.” The Daily Caller. The Daily Caller, 27 Mar. 2017. Web. 02 Apr. 2017. <http://dailycaller.com/2017/03/27/students-share-their-sins-at-masculinity-confession-booth/>.

[2] “Hypermasculinity.” Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 01 Apr. 2017. Web. 02 Apr. 2017. <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypermasculinity>.

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Ben Preuss

Benjamin Preuss holds a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice from Carroll University. He possesses a wealth of knowledge in political and economic systems, the US Constitution and America's criminal justice system.
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