By: Brian Evans
Father’s Day is long-time tradition of celebrating and honoring men who are fathers and celebrating their fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. In fact, in Europe, it has been celebrated since the Middle Ages. Although the significance and importance of Fathers day has remained, the role of the man has been redefined, diminished, ridiculed, and taught by the Progressive left and Feminists as insignificant, and that it should be thrown away, like an old pair of socks. For example, just a few articles written this year by the Progressive left includes…
Even the World Health Organization criticized masculinity as a problem. In fact…
“In 2000, the World Health Organization (WHO) acknowledged the need to pay greater attention to the shorter life expectancy of men and identified a lack of understanding of the role of ‘masculinity’ in shaping men’s expectations and behaviours as a primary causative factor for the health disparity between men and women” (Evans, Frank, Oliffe and Gregory, 2011).
Then there is the educational system, who has taken it upon itself to train men, how not to be men. They demonize all men and masculinity as corrupt, sick, and diseased. They paint masculinity with a broad brush, and try to so-called re-educate men to be more feminine. For example Brown University wrote in ‘Unlearning Toxic Maculinity’...
“the way that young men are conditioned to view sex and their need to be dominant and have power over others also contribute to instances of sexual assault and other forms of interpersonal violence on college campuses.”
Brown University Health Promotion
However, over the past 20 or more years, as college campuses and changing societal norms has been demonizing and destroying ‘masculinity, while ‘feminized’ men, campus rape has hit an all time high. New data suggests that de-masculization of men has had the opposite effect on sexual assaults and rape on college campuses. They found that sexual assault skyrocketed in numbers in concert with the de-masculinization of male students:
So just how do college’s try to demasculinize male students. College’s like Brown University have the male students take classes like…
- Masculinity101- a weekly discussion group for students to unpack and unlearn toxic masculine norms
- The Masculinity Storybook- a biannual publication of personal stories about struggles and triumphs related to toxic masculinity
- Conversations on Masculinity – a video compliation of interviews with students about masculinity
The de-masculinization of men started with the women’s liberation or feminist movement during the late 60’s. It did allow women to pursue a broad range of job opportunities and better educational opportunities, but it was also used by the Progressive left to slowly infect America’s culture with anti-masculine, anti-capitalism, anti-white culture. It also came at a steep price, and that price was the family unit. The feminist movement, which has little to do with a woman’s rights, and more to do with the extreme left-wing socialist or communist movement.
After the 1960’s, the idea of the man being the breadwinner for the family changed. Additionally, during the subsequent 50 years, the idea of a one-income home began to fade out of existence, until the two-income home became nearly a requirement for survival. Families found themselves having to rely on nannies, daycare services, or schools to raise their children, simply because they had to have both parents working to survive. The divorce rate began to rise as well due to the new Progressive social norms, which made the concept acceptable. Children as a result began to be split between homes, and the family unit began to find it difficult to remember what it means to be a good and responsible parent, and ‘fatherhood’ and ‘motherhood’ roles began to become nearly indistinguishable.
In 1993, Time Magazine released an article titled…
“More children will go to sleep tonight in a fatherless home than ever in the nation’s history.”
It exposed how the fathers were disappearing from the family unit, and children were being ripped away from, abandoned, or developing estranged relationships with their dads. It detailed how the lack of ‘fathers’ from the family unit was leading to crime, drug abuse, school failure, depression, and other issues that was straining the children’s ability to grow up and become fully functioning members of society. Also, a shift that continues to become more problematic with each subsequent generation.
Society has morphed into a culture that doesn’t trust, nor does it want men to be parents. Meanwhile, Progressives push to not only encourage, but normalize gay couples to raise children as mother and father, while still demonizing the male figure, and claiming that they are not needed to have a child. Interestingly, the Journal of Child and Family Studies did a research study that suggested society has made it apparent that fatherhood is not required to raise a child, and tried to re-define manhood. As a result, men have lost the confidence in their own ability to not only raise a child, but be a good husband and spouse. Consequently, the divorce rate continues to climb, childhood behavioral norms continue to devolve, and the true American family, continues to become a historical artifact.
Unfortunately, the demonization of masculinity continues to pervade American society as the Mainstream Media and Hollywood try to paint ‘manliness’ as a disease. Even the thesaurus in Microsoft’s database lists the word ‘chauvinist’ as a synonym for ‘macho’.
Now, we see men who shave their bodies, act more feminine, laugh at other men who put their family over hanging out with ‘bros’ or mistresses as ‘whipped’. The role of the man has devolved from what God intended, to an abomination of sorts. Men are being encouraged to be less like men, and children and even women are now paying a very steep price.
Over the past 20 years, suicide rates in the United States have increased by more than 25%, According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC). It reports that the suicide rates increased by 25% across the United States over nearly two decades. Even more concerning, twenty-five states experienced a rise in suicides by more than 30%.
Dr. Anne Schacht, principal deputy director of the CDC said…
“These findings are disturbing. Suicide is one of the top 10 causes of death in the US right now, and it’s one of three causes that is actually increasing recently, so we do consider it a public health problem — and something that is all around us.”
Dr. Anne Schuchat, Principal Director of the CDC
She also noted that drug overdoses were listed in the top 10 causes of death in America as well. Meanwhile, the National Center for Health Statistics finds that the number of girls and women taking their own lives is rising. In fact, they noted that in 2016 alone, 45,000 females were lost to suicide. Dr. Schuchat said…
“Our data show that the problem is getting worse.”
Dr. Anne Schuchat, Principal Director
Meanwhile, reports indicate that in-school behaviors are on the rise. Children are exhibiting increased behavioral problems, violence, disrespect, and other issues have become prevalent both inside and outside the schools.
Now, our young men of today, and tomorrow are being taught by their Progressive Universities, Mainstream Media, and other Progressive-Left wing institutions that being manly is wrong. They are taught that fatherhood is like an appendix. They claim that it is an appendage that is unnecessary, and can be removed.
Fortunately, many in America are beginning to turn against the ‘Progressive’ push for demonizing masculinity. For the good of not only men, but women, and our children, we must stand up to the ridiculous notion that men are inherently evil. Men should be able to speak out with reasonable authority. Not with arrogance, or cockiness, but confidence and care. Men should stand up for women. Men who show women respect, and speak for true equality After all, if a man puts down women for his own ego, or for any reason, he is not being manly, but instead insecure.
Yes, Progressives have pushed for a Godless future, and given the world false promises of hope. They have given women the false promises of equality. But instead, Progressive’s have given families heartache. They have given children broken homes. They have helped cultivate violence, anger, and psychological problems. They have given women solitude and strife. They have given our civilization prevalent drug abuse, loneliness, suicide, and death. That is because the Progressive model for our future uses flawed reasoning, and led American’s away from the idea that families need a mother and a father.
Interestingly, Progressive’s not only claim to fight for women’s rights, but they simultaneously demonize any man or even women who refuse to subscribe to their ideological poison. They attack conservative women as traitors to their own kind. They attack Christians, because christianity violates their socialist and communist goals and aspirations. It is the real man who fight against their perverse vision of society. A real man fights for ‘real’ women’s rights, and they fight for God’s vision. They fight to protect our right to bear arms, so that we can protect those whom we care about. They fight for everyone’s right to ‘free speech’. They fight for their family, and they fight to defend God and his word.
We see the Progressive #MeToo movement coalesce around something so troubling like sexual assault and abuse, but that is not truly what it is about. It is yet another name for the Progressive movement. You see them utilize sex as a weapon against all who oppose their agenda, while protecting sexual predators who follow their ‘Progressive’ ideology. In the end, all the #MeToo movement does is weaken the defense of so many women who have been truly abused. It is like the parable of the boy who cried wolf, and when the girl or woman is truly abused, no-one will listen. That in and of itself, is criminal, and the Progressive Socialist #MeToo movement should be ashamed. But it goes well beyond that! The same movement that gave birth to the #MeToo movement has created a generation of boys who don’t know what it means to be a real man. They don’t know how to grow up. They confuse promiscuity and fornication with manliness, instead of the idea of a man should show respect and honor their women. They should cherish and honor their wives.
Unfortunately, today boys look up to Elitist sports stars, Hollywood stars, and Progressive feminists who demonize marriage, demoralize men, and denigrate all who oppose their twisted philosophy. In truth, destroying and smashing ideals will not improve men, but instead it destroys families. It destroys character, and the idea of men being gentlemen.
Today, America needs to hold a bit more faith. In fact, Kevin Sorbo who starred in ‘God’s Not Dead’ once said…
“We are turning into a secular country, aren’t we? We are taking God out of everything. We wonder why bad things happen. We worry about schools, well they are taking God out of schools. The whole separation of Church and State… was to keep government out of schools and somewhere along the way our politicians have switched that around. It’s weird to me.”
Kevin Sorbo, Faith Based Actor
Sorbo pointed to Hollywood and said…
“Look at the stuff Hollywood puts out. There are tons of movies that are highly sexual and violent… Do we really want six or seven year-old kids watching stuff like that? So there is a huge audience out there and I know Hollywood and New York like to call them the ‘fly-over’ states but there are millions of people living in those states and those people do live by standards and they do live by morals and whether they are biblical or not.”
Kevin Sorbo, Faith Based Actor
Fortunately, American’s are more recently beginning to tune out Hollywood for more of a ‘Faith Based’ lineup. Movies like ‘Fireproof’, ‘Facing the Giants’, ‘Gods Not Dead’, and so many more. Sorbo predicted…
“I think you are going to see a turning point; you can see that happening in our politics right now,” he said. “I think people are so fed up with the status quo.”
Kevin Sorbo, Faith Based Actor
Sorbo’s latest faith-based flick “Joseph and Mary,” out on DVD July 5th, focuses on the story of Joseph.
This fathers day, men should raise their heads up high, and be proud of their manliness. They should spend time with their families, and show their wives, mothers, and all women the respect that ‘God’ intended for them to show. Men should be unafraid to show their boys how to be men, and their girls how men should respect them, honor them, and threat them like ladies. It is our birthright and duty to be not only men, but to ‘man up’, and be role models for children, and protectors of our women and family. After all, the only thing ‘toxic’ in masculinity, is the lack thereof.