Boy, am I glad my mother was not a misandrist! She loved every one of her 5 sons, and she encouraged us to be MEN!
On August 8th, Jess Zimmerman posted an article to Medium.com defending her position as a Misandrist (hater of men). She explains that hating men, means hating who men are (i.e. the patriarchy, masculinity, the jerks, the strength of men, just to name a few things about men she takes issues with) not hating individual males. And that I think is what she wants to reduce men to; males. Males are okay with her, because males are not the “men” we currently experience as brothers, fathers, husbands, and sons.
She tries to explain that banning “men” is good for males. It is good for males, because being “men” is bad for us. Being “men” dehumanizes men, so we should all just get on board with her view of what a male is. As if someone, who openly hates men, can be trusted to dictate the roles of and definition for men. Do we allow the people in this world who are most openly hostile towards women (i.e. sharia compliant regimes) dictate for the world the roles and definition of womanhood? Do we allow pedophiles to dictate the roles and definition for childhood? No! And why not, because to do so is worse than absurd; it is destructive to the very nature of what being a woman or child is all about.
So also it is destructive to allow Jess Zimmerman to dictate to all “men” how we ought to go about converting into males. All things being equal, Misandry is a greater evil than racism, because it is a hatred of %50 of the earth’s population. Her basic argument is this (lets see if you can follow along)
- Men are shameful weaklings.
- They should eschew their remaining strength.
- This will be good for them, because they are so weak anyway.
Talk about an exercise in begging the question! How can a thinking person not see this for what it is? A big ball of logical fallacies, masquerading as a legitimate call to action. I believe that if men are behaving badly, they aren’t living up to their manly calling at all. Furthermore, true men are the most honorable, kind, loving, woman honoring, morally and physically strong and courageous people on this earth. She believes that to be “men” means to behave badly. This underlines her inherent respect for what a man actually is. Just because some men have given themselves over to weakness, and thereby began treating women shabbily, doesn’t mean they need more weakness. What they need is more strength. What they need is to put away childish things, and stand up and act like men!
I’ll put her logic in story form, so we can see just how absurd and destructive it is.
This is her Misandrist logic, if logic it can even be called. “Give up your strength! You’re all shameful weaklings anyway!” I encourage you to read her article, if for no other reason than to see what nonsense she is spewing. I leave you with this word of warning; many of the things we once thought of as utter nonsense, a generation ago, are now firmly entrenched logical categories in the minds of today’s unbelieving cutlure.
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