“Women have blindly followed the feminist mantra and now find themselves lonely and confused. It’s time to welcome back the patriarchy.” I discovered this article on The Federalist …
I discovered this article on The Federalist and I have to say that it is spot on. It accurately describes problems that women and men face, why modern relationships do not work out and how it hurts the traditional family model…
Men and women both need to ditch this feminist propaganda and find their way back to their true selves. This is the only way we can have secure and happy families with both parties feeling self-fulfillment and knowing that their role is just as important as the other’s.
“Patriarchy” is a term, and a concept, that has gotten a bad rap from people, most of whom either misunderstand it, misrepresent it, or both – or who simply resent anything that smacks of any sort of differentiation, limitation, or hierarchy. But these are all concepts that are endemic in, one might say integral to, Nature (or, if you prefer, the Created Order), and it is interesting to see more and more women beginning to perceive the limitations of the kind of superficial egalitarianism – men and women do not have interchangeable parts, and equality does not mean identicality – that has been the conventional or received wisdom since the late 1960s.
That is not to say there has been no genuine progress during that period; there has. Nor is it say that patriarchy has always expressed itself in positive and beneficial ways; it has not. As the original essay points out, “course, not every laid-back man is a disappointment and not every assertive man is mature and kind.” Human beings are fundamentally flawed and fallible, that’s why Christianity exists! But another recurrent human tendency is to “throw out the baby with the bathwater,” and that is something I believe we have done with many traditional concepts, patriarchy included.
As a man, I think that at least some of our frequent angst comes from being stymied, by contemporary societal expectations and conventions, from being “a man who knows his calling in life, takes responsibility, and makes it his mission to fulfill his purpose with clarity, courage, and hard work – and thus a man who cares for his mind, body, and soul to that end.” Many people of both sexes pay lip service to this ideal; but it is often not one which is modeled, supported, and applauded, in practice, by those around us.
Many of us attempt (with varying success) to accomplish these ends despite the pressures, cultural cross-currents, and frequent double standards of our present society. But it can be an uphill battle, at times: albeit one worth fighting. In any case, these essays may provide some interesting food for thought – for both men and women!