Skip to comments.Why the Attack on Straight Men?
Posted on 09/09/2003 11:43:22 PM PDT by kattracks
The war against American men has just gotten a lot more interesting. Consider the hyped-up success of Bravos new TV show, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. One must wonder about the real objective behind a show that has as its premise to denigrate straight men for being what they are: men.
Radical women who celebrate Queer Eye enjoy telling the world all the things they wish they could change about males, such as their lack of appreciation for the cultural arts, their tendency to shy away from overt sentimentalism, their regular fashion faux pas, and their general untidiness. Wives complain about their husbands, girlfriends about their boyfriends, and bitter single women about all men in general.
Instead of treating every complaint as a serious discovery needing immediate remedy, why cant we just acknowledge that most feminists just like to complain?
Not only is this constant carping about men deemed acceptable, but we now have an entire television series devoted to improving men to coordinate with female desires.
The only venue deemed remotely appropriate for men to do the same to women is in a comedy act because its not taken seriously. While one might argue that Queer Eye is an entertainment program, could we even imagine a situation where the tables are turned?
Imagine, ladies, a show giving straight men the green-light to train women not to do all the things that bug them. Would it be nearly as humorous?
On the show, perhaps titled Making Women Tolerable, the male hosts would get to:
Drag them to a boxing match or a car race. Women should learn to appreciate these exciting sporting events.
Take women camping and prove that it wont kill them to not wash their hair for a couple days.
Train women to keep their mouths shut when the toilet seat is left up. If they want the seat down, they have arms, too.
Lay off the shopping for a week and make women acknowledge that there is a connection between the Visa card in their hand and the income their devoted mates bring home each week.
How successful would this show be? Well never know, because no producer would dare have their name attached to the project. Why is it that our society can launch an attack against male idiosyncrasies, but not the reverse?
Perhaps a better question to ask is: Why do we want to?
Why the assault on heterosexual men? Why cant they be allowed to be rough around the edges?
Men who like to shop, enjoy the ballet, and know when to use merlot versus cabernet, are not typically the guys women date. No, these poor chaps are generally doomed to be the close friends in womens lives. These men often lament of being stuck in the friend trap.
Women may complain about macho male tendencies, but they dont croon over the softies. Likewise, men groan about girly attributes, but the girls who can hold their own during tackle football are usually just one of the guys. These women are also often passed over romantically. Why is this the case?
The answer is a complex one, probably being studied somewhere by a psychology group. However, a short explanation is this: heterosexual men and women are drawn to the differences that make them compliment one another.
Compliment is the key. There are inherent differences between the two sexes, regardless of radical feminists hell-bent on denying the truth.
Men and women who choose to accept and appreciate their differences are able to have successful relationships based on trust and mutual respect. Feminists who want to impose their will upon male behavior patterns show nothing but disrespect and screw things up for the rest of us.
Any self-respecting male should be offended at this kind of abuse, especially when it comes via guys whom women consider an extension of their close girlfriends.
Likewise, ladies who are secure in their gender should be equally offended at the presumption that they are supposed to prefer dating Woody Allen over John Wayne.
Lets celebrate our genders differences, rather than try to erase them. Better yet, we should stop the assault on heterosexual males in its tracks.
Gary Aldrich is president and founder of The Patrick Henry Center for Individual Liberty, a TownHall.com member group. His latest book, Thunder on the Left, makes a compelling case that today's Democratic Party has been hijacked by the hard left.
Ashley Varner is the Assistant Director of Communications and Programs at The Patrick Henry Center.
©2003 Gary W. Aldrich and Ashley N. Varner
Oh, and we actually know how to use them properly.
It offends your sense of how grown men should conduct themselves?
A male and female united result in a unique, procreative, complementary compromise of managed differences.
LOL! I think they mean complement, not "compliment"
1. Good TV show is an oxymoron.
2. Michelangelo produced timeless art that was not about his sexual orientation. This stuff is worse than drivel.
3. I'm sick of the media portraying homosexuality as culturally superior to heterosexuality. The "real" men who comprise this country are a little to busy building the future to spend much time worrying about what a "queer eye" thinks about the color of his curtains. If my wife tells me to put on a shirt or a pair of pants because they look good on me, fine. I'm not stupid enough to say no to the woman who sleeps with me. Everyone else can go to h*** in regards to my clothing choices. And any man who'd let a group of gay men give him a makeover is just a tad bit light in the loafers.....
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