Male Matters divides society into two “worlds” — the world of work (the productive world) and the world of children (the reproductive world). Each needs the other for its survival, and both obviously are needed for civilization’s survival. Thus, the two worlds are equally important.
When feminists demanded women’s full integration into the world of work, the government at every level responded with an endless array of programs designed to appease their demand and ensure that women’s integration was enforced.
Since men first demanded full integration into the world of children, their demand, largely because women give birth and seem to be the “natural” parent, has mostly gone ignored and often is repudiated. That’s in part because not enough men take up the banner against the sexism. (See “Why So Few Men Protest Anti-male Sexism.”)
“Family courts are so tilted against men that when I was taking the Bar Exam, the joke about how to pass the family law question without studying was, ‘Give the kids to the mother.’ Which I did, and I passed the first time.” -Kurt Schlichter, July 30, 2013, Instapundit.com
Over time, ideological and organized feminists apparently sensed men’s powerlessness in the gender arena (all the while complaining about ubiquitous male power, which intimidates men into acquiescing to what feminists say). It was then that many leading feminists shifted their goal from achieving equality for both sexes in both worlds to ending men’s dominance in the productive world and preserving women’s dominance in the reproductive world. (Preserving this female dominance preserves the concept of “women and children,” which, among other things, helps establish the female’s automatic attachment to children and hence accords women a huge degree of understood innocence and need for extra protection. While promoting the concept of “women and children,” feminist groups agitate against the concept of “men and work” — and certainly against “men and children.”) To my knowledge, not one feminist activist has said men should be given, for instance, the reproductive right that equates to women’s right of abortion, namely the right not to be legally required to support a child a man did not want — especially after he was tricked and used by a woman to get pregnant:
“As recounted to me by multiple aides, staffers and ex-girlfriends of professional athletes, there are women who go to elaborate lengths to become pregnant by them. Poking holes in condoms is just the tip of the iceberg, no pun intended.”
“But the equally disturbing issue is that (Justin) Bieber’s accuser follows a long line of women who not only use their sexuality to get ahead, but their wombs. The act of becoming pregnant on purpose with the goal of landing financial security has become viewed as such a common practice that it is regularly joked about whenever stories like this become public. Bloggers, commenters, and commentators use language like ‘just became pregnant with eighteen years of security’ or ‘she just hit the lotto’ to describe women announced to be carrying the children of rich men, particularly men they were not in serious relationships with but will now be linked to, both personally and financially, for life.” -Huffington Post’s Keli Goff
Likely, hell will freeze over before a man’s rights are equal to a woman’s in the reproductive world.
How’s the following for an illustration of where males are in regards to equal rights in the world of children, in the reproductive world?
“Courts have ruled that boys who were statutorily raped by older women must pay child support. Courts have ruled that when a woman has taken the semen from a condom a man used for sex with a different woman and has inserted it in herself, the man must pay child support. Courts have ruled that when a woman has concealed her pregnancy (denying the man the right to be a father) and then sued for child support a decade later, the man must pay child support. Courts have ruled that when a woman has deceived her husband into believing that her baby is his child, he must pay child support. Few if any men are relieved of child support obligations due to the circumstances of the pregnancy, no matter how bizarre or unjust.” -“Hoodwinked into fatherhood“
Can you imagine society doing anything even remotely similar to females? If it does such things to young, innocent boys, what is it willing to do to grown men? Black men in particular have to worry: is racism worse than this?
“Virtually every legal and institutional arrangement governing these fathers’ lives tells them that they are a paycheck and nothing more. Unless he has a visitation order, no institution will help to ensure that a father will even be able to see his child. . . . At every turn an unmarried man who seeks to be a father, not just a daddy, is rebuffed by a system that pushes him aside with one hand while reaching into his pocket with the other.” –Doing the Best I Can, Fatherhood in the Inner City, a new book by Kathryn Edin and Timothy Nelson, January 29, 2014
As you watch movies, sitcoms, and commercials on TV, count how many times women are shown doing something as well as or better than men in the world of work.
Then count how many times men are shown doing something as well as or better than women in the world of children.
Welcome to “gender equality.”
Recommended book: Warren Farrell’s “Father and Child Reunion.”