Wednesday, February 23, 2011

John Galt Meets Ed Hardy

"Doctor" Helen Smith takes a break from shutting up and getting Instacracker a beer to expound on the plight of the victimized male:

After 45 years of being told they are pigs, sexist, and good for nothing, men have quit trying to please others, so they slap on a baseball cap and don’t talk much. And with good reason.


What do you have to offer these men you call child-men if they do man up? Are you going to ensure that they have fair access to their children should they divorce? Will you make sure that they aren't hauled off to jail if the wife makes false accusations of domestic violence? Will you let them keep the earnings and property that they worked for over years rather than have them turned over to their wife, even if she cheated and was abusive? Will you shield the millions of men who live in fear of their significant other but have nowhere to turn for help? Will you make marriage, in other words, as valuable to men as you think it is for women?

I doubt it. What Hymowitz and other authors in this area — see Kathleen Parker’s Save the Males: Why Men Matter, Why Women Should Care for another example — seem to want is for these men to marry women and make them happy. Rather than recognize that they are autonomous beings who are living for themselves and fulfilling their own needs and not a woman’s obligations, these analyses of the “man problem” seem to be all about what women want. [Analyses are people too, dammit! -- R.A.]

Well, such are the fruits of half a century of organizing gender relations along the lines of women's immediate desires. Long term, it has resulted in men bailing out, going "John Galt" in the gender economy. And I can understand the disappointment. But I don’t share it. As you sow, so shall you reap.

The good "Doctor" should open up the Galt's Gulch Domestic Abuse Shelter (No Girls Allowed), to shield those millions (!) of male victims of cunning whores who beat the shit out of them, falsely accuse them of abuse and take all their money. Why, her comments section alone is crawling with punch-drunk suckers who didn't have the ball caps to fight back.

(It's Depends Media - no link)

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