Sunday, November 21, 2010

Let Men Be Men

ChristianGovernance commemorates International Men’s Day:
November 19th is International Men’s Day. It is an annual international event that was inaugurated in 1999 in Trinidad and Tobago. The day and its events find support from a variety of individuals and groups in Australia, the Caribbean, North America, Asia, Europe, Africa, and – for what it’s worth – the United Nations.
Today’s androgynous culture of feminism is a curse. This is perhaps most evident in the aimlessness and lethargy among men. Men are remaining home with their parents a lot longer. They are refusing to take on the responsibilities of leadership in a new home through marriage to a much larger extent. Shack-up relationships are increasingly common in place of marriage. Men are not pursuing important educational goals as aggressively or as successfully as women. Young boys are increasingly medicated in schools to manage their behaviour in a system more conducive to the way girls learn.
I have mixed feelings about the idea. Sure, we need to expose the damage which feminism has done. But don't believe we actually need to copy the "eighth of March" for that purpose. Celebrating family, as well as the roles of both men and women in family life, would make more sense.

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