Posted By Jennie Chancey on October 12, 2011
Working in an office full of women, many of whom are young, single gals, I hear all the time, “Where are all the good men out there?” Even in this post-feminist age of asserting independence from men and having both a career and a family, women still want their prince and these days, he can be really tough to find….
But are women contributing to the demise of the man? Feminism has been detrimental to the identity of the American male. Men have been rebuked if they pull out a chair or open a door for a woman. If they offer to pay for dinner (which they should), their date may be offended and demand to split the check because she can pay her own way. — Ladies, it’s not such a bad thing to be treated to dinner unless that meal comes with sexual expectations, which is another column….
Read the full article at THIS LINK. Ideas have consequences. That goes double for the wrong-headed ideas of radical feminism. We cannot have it both ways. We either let men be men (while raising boys to be responsible, purposeful men), or we continue to marginalize them and insist women can be better men after all. We can’t insist on having first place in the boardroom and politics and then fume at men when they abdicate and decide to take the path of least resistance. Men and women were designed to fill complementary roles–not to compete for the same role. Let’s get back to doing our own work well and with enthusiasm while praising the men who are stepping up to the plate if we want to see more strong, intelligent male leadership and fewer “Peter Pans.”