I know. My mind was boggled at the Guardian publishing an article by a man whinging about the Matriarchy, after all, the Guardian never publishes misogynistic twaddle. *cough Ally Fogg cough*.
Anyway, today’s Arsenugget Du Jour is one Jack O’Sullivan having a whinge about men being silent from the debate on masculinity in the media which is BAD. I’m not entirely sure how he’s missed the fact that entire media is dominated by men blithering on about masculinity and their collectives penises but he has.
Fucks know what cave in Antarctica he’s been living in to write this twaddle:
Men’s absence from the debate has dramatic consequences, making it overwhelmingly negative. In recent weeks the focus has been on abuse of teenage girls, porn, male unemployment and misogyny. But next month it could be “deadbeat dads“, domestic violence and harassment in the workplace.
The reason that everyone has been on about this “crisis in masculinity” is because of the sheer amount of violence men, as a class, have been committing. If men don’t want women to take about the abuse of teenage girls they could start by not abusing teenage girls. If they don’t want to be called “deadbeat dads”, they could start by actually financially supporting the children they have. It’s fairly obvious that if men don’t want to be convicted of domestic violence, they probably shouldn’t commit domestic violence.
But feminism has reinforced rather than challenged – or even acknowledged – matriarchy. It is an environment in which male spokesmen for change are unlikely to be nurtured. When they do articulate their views or concerns, they are often ridiculed or ignored by women. Misandry can be as nasty as misogyny and is as widespread (just check the internet). Smart men play safe and stay out of it. We’re so conditioned, we don’t even talk to each other.
On the other hand, the feminist smackdown on twitter has been incredibly funny. Perhaps this piece was meant to go in the funnies section? I mean, no man could seriously be this stupid, could they?