Traditionalists and feminists share a common dream of entitled women; traditionalists maintain conventional entitlements for women, while feminists work to extend the range of those entitlements. In 1818 Sir Walter Scott detailed how chivalry is the force that makes all this possible.
That we live in a gynocentric culture is not rationally disputable to anyone who looks around with open eyes. Many thinkers believe this elevation of women, and the rampant male disposability that goes with it, has been central to the human race for millions of years. But does history bear that interpretation up?
The world has long labored under political and social rule designed predominately for the benefit of women. Clearly this is no patriarchy, but what might we call it? The history books provide a useful term for us.
Men, those patriarchal tyrants are being dethroned by the fairer sex tells a 1902 newspaper article. 110 years later we might ask if the dethroning of males and the perpetual revolution of feminists will ever end?
Perhaps it is that each age of man must discover the truths about women and love for itself. Over 800 years ago, the spread of courtly love and proto-feminism caused a writer to warn his fellows.
Why do we fall in love? Our analysis of the issues surrounding Men Going Their Own Way continues with Peter Wright’s overview into the nature of attachment and why humans are so fond of each other. The science about attachment that he reveals may surprise you and this historical context of just why we believe what we believe about men’s sexuality will definitely enlighten.
A Man Going His Own Way, Peter Wright has been in the men’s movement for over 20 years. More than just a political movement, the men’s movent is about men discovering the value of self-determination and individualism: celebrating it and encouraging it to change the cultural zeitgeist. And Peter’s got a bone to pick with certain attitudes that have emerged within the movement.
Scholar and Man Going His Own Way Peter Wright has a look at people’s ideas about love and marriage throughout history, and concludes that much of what we today call “romance” is a historical aberration starting in the middle ages with the concept of courtly love and the image of white knights on bended knee, begging for a token from their Lady.