Toxic Feminism

Trigger warning. Bill Maher had an enlightening discussion with Christina Hoff Sommers on Real Time. She’s written that feminism has become a toxic brew of misandry and women’s self-victimization as cowering snowflakes afraid to be in mixed society.

#MeToo’s backlash an offshoot of such thinking. It is rare that Sommers can speak on college campuses any more. As a contemporary from the ’70’s, we were part of a wave of feminists who wanted equality. That has morphed into a crazy man-hating cult.

Snow Queens

Trump & The Queen. He looks bored. Ivanka and Camilla seem to have chosen the same white ensemble. Awkward. Melania in white as well. It’s like a snow storm inside Buckingham Palace. Harry is there. To defend his wife’s honor? No. Don’t insult her as a victim. Charles Blow.

Meanwhile, Kirsten Gillibrand said her favorite part of campaigning is seeing lots of little girls on the trail because “Female is the Future”.
She happens to have two young sons back at home. Sad.

Like Water for Roma

Roma should have been called Agua. Rain water. Hose water. Drain water. Water dripping from laundry. From awnings. Standing water. Muddy water. Swamp water. Tea water. Sea water. Water breaking. Okay. We get it. Water is the metaphor. For what? Life? Men running through women’s lives and leaving them alone?

The movie did achieve an intimate portrayal. Exquisite filmmaking. Beautiful period art piece. It will probably earn an Oscar for Cuarón.

Toxic Misandry Alert!

Gillette Ad takes Toxic Misandry to new lows. When did men become bad? Those I know and have known are wonderful people. Bad behavior comes in many forms. It is not a gender.

Kirsten Gillibrand on becoming the newest Presidential candidate for 2020 – “The notion that all women are the same and that women should be judged on anything other than their own merit is just offensive and wrong.” Okay. I like that statement!

So. Maybe that’s why there is a NYC Women’s March on Saturday. And a competing protesting NYC Women’s Rally on Saturday. Yeesh.

2018

Good

Theater- The Lifespan of A Fact
Daniel Radcliffe, Cherry Jones, Bobby Cannavale

World Cup Soccer
Parkland Students Rally America against guns

Dolphin jumping out of the sea in Amagansett

 

Bad & Ugly

Petulant Adolescent President
Kavanaugh confirmation hearing
Emojis
Toxic Misandry

Sad   Art Bell
Tragic   Anthony Bourdain

2018 Takeaways

Masculinity is toxic. Misandry is hot. #MeToo has caused men to wear straightjackets to work.

Michael Avenatti & Deval Patrick won’t be running for Dem Prez. Everyone else will. Only liberal women of color should be nominated for or elected to anything.

Never speak the name of our current Prez.

College kids are offended by everyone. They need comfort pets in their dorms. And. Marijuana. But. No peanuts or cigarettes. After graduation, can’t get a job. Cuz they can only talk to screens in safe spaces. Stoned. Hugging iguanas.

No more costumes at Halloween. Upsets groups. Santa abuses his reindeer. And his little elves, too. Probably Mrs. Claus. Hannukah overlaps with Kwaanza. So. Forget holiday celebrations.

Can’t bring home the bacon anymore. Only broccoli.

Stepford Think

The Stepford Wives. A fictitious clan of suburban women who were somehow transformed into robotic subservient mates. Kind of a modern Handmaid’s Tale. Programmed to obey their masters. Men. Who made them do things in lock-step as a group. Sound familiar? It’s what Democrat feminists expect. Obsequious sycophants who vote and march as their proprietary parade.

Susan Chira’s analysis pointed out the irony and hypocrisy of this political movement in her NYTimes article, Women Don’t Think Alike. Why Do We Think They Do?

An excellent question.

A Country in Chasm

Our divided country’s fissures don’t seem to be narrowing. A staged CNN anti-gun town hall exploited grieving kids and relatives of murdered students. The White House held its own listening meeting as the President pushed arming military-trained teachers. Today NRA Chair Wayne LaPierre used his insane rant at CPAC as a call to war against rising socialism.

Then there’s the never-ending gender divide. New York Times opinion column The Boys Are Not All Right by Michael Ian Black discusses guns and boys. It so resonated with my sentiments on the subject, I commented and it was a NYTimes Pick. Making young men feel that they are toxic surely will not provide a healthier outlook. Broken record alert.

Even the poor Central Park forsythia is conflicted. Is it February? Hope springs… 

Toxic Misandry

If I read another article that blames school shootings on “toxic masculinity”… scream. Yes. Young men are usually the shooters or bombers or vehicle drivers who kill lots of people. Maybe we should wonder why besides blaming it on a whole gender. Current societal and cultural energy is focused on empowering women. That’s fine. Let both women and men feel valued. Why is it a zero sum game? If fathers are nurturing and loving, isn’t that great? I saw moms at the Women’s March make their sons wear t-shirts that said “female is the future”.  Hmmm. Wonder how it made those boys feel not to be female.

What’s the answer? Value all people. Let the students of Florida lead the way. Yay.