The demise of the patriarchy : where feminism leads

"Where have all the men gone?" asked Fox News host Laura Ingraham during her Friday opening of "The Ingraham Angle" as recent public attacks against women have exposed the decreasing willingness of men to intervene and offer protection.

The phrase "toxic masculinity," Ingraham said was once relegated to women’s studies courses on college campuses but entered the common vernacular only a short time ago. The host noted that the phrase nearly coincided with the American Psychological Association’s warning that "males who are socialized to conform to ‘traditional masculinity ideology’ are often negatively affected in terms of mental and physical health."


The radical left’s goal, she said, is to "destroy the underpinnings of the nuclear family" by launching attacks against the traditional roles played by mothers and fathers. Ingraham, a single parent herself, said it is ideal for children to be raised by both a father and mother who are present, noting that despite trying their best, raising children is much harder on single parents.

"Somehow this idea of traditional roles is threatening to the radicals who see the traditional family—especially traditional men—as an impediment to socialism and a rewriting of American history," she argued.


Ingraham closed her "Angle" saying that the "mass feminization of men should trouble women the most" because women were indeed the victims of these heinous attacks. "Because the cultural elites and institutions have spent years villainizing masculinity," she ended, "there were no good men willing to step in and save them. 


From the American Association Against Traditional Values:

"The main thrust of the subsequent research is that traditional masculinity—marked by stoicism, competitiveness, dominance and aggression—is, on the whole, harmful." 


Comment:  Traditional masculinity, as I knew it, was not marked by aggression.


"You're white: therefore you are fired"







From the Federalist article:
"Had most docents been non-white, it’s easy to imagine that such mass firing would have received wall-to-wall coverage by corporate media and be set up as another example of institutional racism. 
Instead, <b>social justice megaphones such as The New York Times and the Washington Post made no mention of it at all.</b> 
The left does not see injustice when privileged white people are discriminated against."

My (KH) reaction to this:
Surely Veronica Stein couldn't make such a decision without support and approval from her management.
This mass firing must have the approval of not only the AIC president, but also, in the long run, the AIC board.

Those docents were giving their talents and skills to the community.
They were truly enriching it, without asking for anything for themselves.
In the current jargon, they were truly "giving back".
They should have been praised and valued, not fired.
What a shame.

Those fired docents had a great store of cultural memory.
Also the dedication and skill to acquire it.
Surely many of them had undergraduate and possibly even graduate degrees in either the fine arts or art history.
And they were working for free!
Throwing all that away seems to be a deliberate attempt to destroy part of our cultural knowledge, to be replaced by a more politically correct version.
This seems like something out of 1984.