I was cruisin my etheric consciousness recently to see what’s new in the world of men, my world. I like to see if there is any new logic orbs added to the survival satchel, or possibly new dangers crossing the frontier of the post hypnotic victim gulag. It’s always good to keep up to date on charges pending against your existence. My last run in with the gender police, one of the orifice-hers came undone and they cuffed me for resisting a breast.
Once they charge you it’s open season to search the rest of your cardboard box for evidence. I knew I was screwed. Sure enough, they found it. This was not good …….a copy of architectural digest. State policy did not sanction the viewing of material that objectified shape and form. I tried to explain that the open spaces gave me a sense of freedom.
Freedom is it! You fucking pervert!
Well you can tell that to the drudge. We’re charging you with linear arousal, but if you want to stick to that freedom story we can up the charge to sedition. That should get you a nice little term down on the hygiene retraining farm. That’s right, you’ll be rolling tampons for the sisterhood. You know what they like to do with architectural perverts like you on the farm don’t ya? That’s right, you get to test the tampons.
Seriously, I was reading an article at Misandry Review offering more insight on the plight of masculinity from the big penis guru, Michelle Kimmel. For those wondering, yes I thought I would give him a head start on his own personal sex change. Hopefully he won’t gag on it. This is “the” guy struggling for so many years to release men from the bonds of masculinity and introduce them to a new way of self-actualising called fetish feminism. Let it not be said that there is a lack of selection in his product offering. My last count rendered 27 different flavours, made from all natural, 100% pure home grown feminists. Thaaats rite! Not all women are like that, and you can be too!!
Sorry only one sex change per customer, children not included, 100% restocking fee on all returned penises- give yours today!
Sorry, no really I’m sorry but mostly because I’m a man. You see every time I read this guy’s stuff I feel like I’m in the middle of some tacky game show with some obnoxious host and all the prizes are upholstered in paisley except for the penis shaped rape whistles. I think at some time in the not too distant future Mr. Kimmel’s book “Guyland” will make a great comic book or cartoon series, not unlike The Jettson’s vs Predator.
While I may be venting somewhat, a much more cogent review by Peter Allemano of the book can be seen here and I highly recommend it.
What Kimmel fails to grasp in his concepts is that men’s “idea of masculinity” has been socially criminalized and legislated as such. It is a street level experience that is less political and much more personal. Men no longer possess a concept of themselves that would offer a safe place to start or belong in the social equation. Men in fact are found guilty before a crime is ever committed. That guilt is assigned to masculinity only in the proximity of women, only in a social construct that includes women. It is less about a zero sum game than a negative sum prosecution for being a man. While many men may support doctrines such as Kimmel’s and support a feminist cause, they are only one finger point away from the truth. The role they play in their own lives is leased to them by women and requires no notice, evidence or reason under the law to terminate that agreement.
It would be equally true to identify that the “idea of femininity” has not changed in the female mind. Where it may have served the female cause for equality to rail for shared custody of children, they are steadfast in denying it, arguing their cause by criminalizing fathers. Such a paradigm as fathering may well represent a strong role model for change in male consciousness it is however not supported by women or their lick spittle legislators. This is the societal privilege for which Mr. Kimmel speaks that ultimately renders men invisible, particularly to their children. It is increasingly the case that young men are simply opting out of the social collaboration with women in an effort to hedge risk. It is specifically the area of risk in which maleness and masculinity reside and in this area where equality is silent. It is against issues such as these that evidence the real strides made are in fact not by women but by ministries of government, their funding and your tax dollars.
It is within these ministries that government is defining masculinity with legislation and law. It is there that the term male is changed to rapist, husband to primary aggressor and father into deadbeat. Against these identities awaiting our young men, an issue such as equality becomes a bad joke to further mock them. This is no longer about laundry hampers, walks in the park and who shovels snow, it’s about managing risk for a future. Although a future without a partner or children may not be ideal for most men it is still a future. Matrimony today for a young man is about marrying a police state that will evict you from your life with a point of the finger and chase you to your grave relentlessly. It is feminism by proxy and the egalitarian answer to a surreal ideological equality, another great stride by women.
To say “men define themselves in relation to women, so therefore masculinity can only be characterized as non-femininity” as Mr. Kimmel does, is to ignore a societal precondition of purpose. IT IS THE SOCIAL MESSAGE. It would better serve the integrity of intellectual honesty to state that “men are defined in relation to women”. Let’s face the obvious, if the latter wasn’t true, you, Michelle, would have no market to sell your candy store consciousness. The majority of men still able to differentiate between the primordial echo of their hormones and the prosthetic attachment of their genitals have heard this spiel in “men’s studies” programs for years. The ultimate value of your message is evidenced by well, who’s buying it and the tenure of that discipline. Young and old men alike are currently reviewing the significance of their “essence” based on experiences endured. Many are unimpressed and many more are pissed.
Mr. Kimmel seems to be living squarely in the past and rehashing the ideals of gender roles better understood in 1975 or 80. In an age where men are prosecuted first in the media and then in courtrooms on nothing more than accusation, sex and marriage, without recording devices are better defined as pure risk. Because of the lack of birth control options for men, there is clearly no such thing as safe sex for any man. Risk in engaging in sex can be calculated against accusations of rape, STD’s, false paternity, child support accompanied by estrangement from children, jail, a criminal record, economic marginalization and servitude, alimony and social isolation. That’s if you used a condom.
Kimmel goes on to describe women’s advances in sexual agency to result in discord for “the last tenant of masculinity”. I can’t help but think he meant “tenancy” as I am ushered out the door of my home in handcuffs and served a restraining order. If we hold this to be true, the shape of intimacy may change into a ghost of recollection. We are functioning in a consumer society on the brink of economic implosion men are relegated to the status of rapist, murderer, deadbeat and criminal. The value of a woman’s sexual agency may well exceed the male economy’s ability to barter an exchange. Many men have read the legislation on the wall and choose to invest in longer dividends and a more stable portfolio than can be found in junk relationship futures.
However a woman can achieve her bodily integrity and comfort by simply accepting the polygamous wedding to big government. We have handily achieved the destruction of marriage, family and any purpose that it may have served. The final bait and switch tactic Mr. Kimmel is serving is the notion that “men can have the type of relationships they desire with women and with their families”. Since men are stripped of such equalities as parenting and fatherhood, it should be understood that as progenitor sperm donor, the “families” he refers to are not yours they are hers. The message is clear in that all things being equal, you are as replaceable to her children as you are to her.
All of us, men, women and particularly children have been reduced to a statistical inventory of tax fodder to feed a gluttonous layer of tenured bureaucratic entitlement and corporate corruption. It would do well for young men to recognise that within the script of marriage, your partner is much more likely to be a financial predator. Although she may have “settled” for the likes of you that compromise can be corrected no questions asked. While many may see this as a harsh definition and prompt me to recognise that not all women are like that, I can only say all women are like that. The law says so.