Mr. Orlet makes no sense. He does not reject the understanding that the degrading of men is more than coincidental to the rise of feminism. Yet his solution is…for men to be men. But they are. This is what men, in fact, will become in the absence of Goethe’s woman: The society of women is the foundation of good manners.
Tocqueville: “There are Europeans who would make of men and women beings not only equal but alike. To both, they attribute the same functions equally, impose on them the same duties and grant them the same rights…It is easy to see that, in this ambition to make one sex equal to the other, both are demeaned and that, from this crude mixing of natures work, will emerge weak men and immodest women. Morals are made by women.”p>The fact is, it is women who raise the men they can do without. Mr. Orlet’s challenge to men to rise above it all is little more than the other side of the feminist coin of self-sufficiency. It addresses nothing. br> — James Wilson /p> p> Young men aren’t going to “grow up and take responsibility” when society and chivalrous conservatives punish men who do so with women-friendly divorce courts and anti-male affirmative action. Why work ourselves into an early grave, like our fathers and grandfathers, when we get nothing but grief for it? Even if we do decide to go that route, we have plenty of time to make up our minds. Why rush growing up when one of the few benefits of feminism, more sexually available young women, is easily available? The first thing equality should have given women, rather than the last, was the understanding one has to earn respect, not “demand” it. br> — Mark Sobolewski
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It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
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