Shame on feminism for betraying women and turning them away from their pain, for offering them a ‘get out of jail free’ card to bypass the true hard work of authentic healing. Neil Westlake shames feminists for reneging on promises to generations of women.
President Obama has a well established history of derogating fathers. In fact, hating on fathers, especially ones too poor and broken after the family court gauntlet to pay child support, has been a kind of political platform for the man. Neil Westlake wants to know if there is more of the same on the way.
Man up, and other male targeting slogans remain pervasive throughout our culture and indeed appar to be spreading. Neil Westlake notes this, and correctly observes that it constitutes an anti male, violent and stifling climate pretending to humanism, while calculated to perpetuate harm.
Facts, as encapsulated by statistics of the workplace dead, or the homeless, or the male dominance in suicide – these will not move public opinion. They are moved by the connection of human experience and emotion. Men need to tell thier stories in thier own voices.
In 1990, nationally recognized columnist Neil Lydon wrote and article expressing concerns about feminism. He addressed a subject that we only much later developed a word to define. Misandy. They destroyed his career over it.