masculinity, feminism, asshat, stupid,
I need a new word. Something more fail than "fail". Something more derisive than "asshat". Something that combines headdesking with an urge to set things on fire while covered in lime jello. Something to describe this:
The Death of Masculinity by Matthew Archbold
Masculinity is dying a quick death. It is attacked from all sides, for example 3 sides apparently. masculinity is a triangle! isosceles or equilateral?:
-Radical feminists say that being masculine is anti-woman. strawman.
-The feminized man is esteemed (esp. those who have a same sex attraction). i, what? that's . . . wow. help me here, i'm all out of words!
-Fathers are portrayed as blundering idiots in media. i think he means "in sitcoms", and yes, it is well known that we cannot escape the mind altering powers of sitcoms. we are powerless to do anything but imitate them exactly, in every detail.
The answer lies in the root of the problem, which started “in the beginning.”Adam was given the commission by God to “to cultivate and care for” the Garden of Eden and all that was in it (Gen 2:15). Adam messed up soon after. He fails to protect his wife, because he is a coward. He then blames his wife and in doing so he relinquishes his masculinity. Notice that after giving up his masculinity he quickly falls into lusting after his wife, which is why they have to cover themselves – to protect themselves from the lust of the other.
We still suffer from the same issues.
Seriously, you can't lust after your own spouse? How are you supposed to reproduce, then? Tamp down any lust you may feel and have joyless se. . . . oh, TMI, dude. serious TMI.
The modern man has also relinquished his masculinity by failing to have self-control. The modern man is an emasculated macho fool who has given in to his pornified passions and lives a sterile and contracepted life – he bears no fruit, literally and figuratively. I think we're still in serious TMI territory, folks. though I suppose a person who thinks lusting after your own spouse is sinful probably thinks that anyone who's ever accidentally viewed the cover of Cosmo at the grocery store is "pornified".
These issues are not only killing masculinity, they are also killing femininity. Because only when masculinity is truly lived properly will femininity flourish. Because there is absolutely nothing women can do without men, including being women.
So, where do we start? We start with discovering what a real man is NOT:
A real man is not emasculated ninny. darn right! a real man has both balls! brains optional.
Neither is a real man a testosterone infused sack of passions. "testosterone infused sack of passions" is the best band name EVAH.
A real man is this -> a man who desperately seeks to follow in the footsteps of THE MAN. wait, is that the one that's keepin' me down?
He will be courageous in the face of danger. able to leap mountains with a single bound.
He will fight for and maintain self control. not that freakin' hard.
He will put to death his lusts. gas chamber or chair?
He will be in control of his emotions and yet not afraid of them. there's no crying in masculinity!
He will find himself in losing himself. thus explaining many a road trip i've taken.
He is humble, but sure of the gifts God has given him. he is a mass of contradictions! which i really thought was womankind's turf, but i suppose we can share.
He is gentle when he should be and rough when necessary. i like a man with a slow hand.
He is a man of strength of character and his word means something. preferably more than these words.
He fulfills his promises. shouldn't everyone, male or female, be doing that?
He isn’t ashamed of his Lord or either of his mothers. matthew archbold has two mommies? well, everything makes sense now.
You know what, Mattie? I can see why men have begun rejecting such antiquated notions of masculinity. that list is ridiculous, has little to do with being a decent human being, and I can't imagine the knots one would tie oneself up into trying to make the grade if one weren't Superman. And guys? I don't need you to be able to move mountains or never cry, not even at your mom's funeral. I just need you to be yourself.