Some say the Men’s Movement is ineffective because the Feminists are so successful at turning men into androgynies that there are probably only a couple of hundred men left in America. If true, it’s not easy for such a small group to change the course of 300 million.
Some, however, argue ego. Men are too aggressive and opinionated—they just can’t cooperate. Yet, practically all the great social changes in history, for good or ill, occurred because men worked together.
Others claim an absence of organization with too many groups going in too many different directions. But there are hundreds of Feminist organizations spread across the land doing lots of different activities and focused on different goals, although a uniting factor may be their inherent fear and hatred of men.
The lack of success by the Men’s Movement isn’t for want of talent or will. It has skillful public speakers and writers trying to educate, elucidate and enlighten; competent litigators trying to put the blindfold back across the eyes of Justice; effective lobbyists exercising their First Amendment right of association; and gutsy demonstrators willing to fight for their rights no matter how many names the “morality pundits” call them.
So why can’t the Men’s Movement effectively fight the Feminists? In this capitalistic society—it’s money, the primary source of power in America. The federal government gives Feminist organizations hundreds of millions of dollars a year while foundations, corporations, and individuals chip in millions more.
Organizations advocating for the rights of men receive next to nothing, and it’s unlikely to change. Politicians run the government, and they generally take positions that will win the most votes, which means catering to the female majority. Foundations, as with most of the non-governmental sector, are largely run by products of university Women’s Studies programs, which issue degrees in backstabbing men. Corporations, of course, follow the dollar, and with 80% of the purchases made by females, corporations aren’t about to donate to men’s groups.
As for private individuals, although most of the billionaires in America are males, their wealth often depends on corporations, so they aren’t about to alienate their largest market. Besides, a by-product of feminism was to expand the labor pool, which lowered the cost of labor—the largest expense for most corporations. Working and middle class men still believe the government will treat them fairly if they end up in a dispute with a female. Those who know the truth, however, have very little money left after fighting a government that not only doesn’t give a damn about them, but actually rejoices in the number of their lives it can destroy. The rest of the populace simply follows the trends of the day with many too scared to have their names associated with groups against which popular culture directs its hostility.
The future prospect of the Men’s Movement raising enough money to exercise some influence in America is unlikely. But there is one remaining source of power in which men still have a near monopoly—firearms. At some point, the men in this country will take the Declaration of Independence literally:
“[W]hen a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same
object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right,
it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new guards for
their future security.”