People have long spoken or written on “the war between the sexes.” No one ever imagined that the “war” in question was anything but a metaphor. Usually, it was waged over the thermostat, with men wanting to set it colder and women, warmer.
A few weeks ago in Toronto, the war became literal. A man drove a van down the sidewalk, attempting to kill a woman. About a dozen people died. A more recent killing in Portland, Oregon, may have been an assault on women. How could such things be happening? For as long back as history can remember, men and women, love and marriage, have gone together like a horse and carriage.
The origin of this new and dreadful real war between men and women lies, like most bad things these days, in cultural Marxism, and in the feminist movement it has subsumed (19th century feminism was pro-family). Today’s feminism is openly hostile to men. More, it has launched its own, non-violent but still devastating, war on men.
The path that war follows is everywhere the same. First, feminists demand that women be admitted to traditionally male career fields – cops, firemen, soldiers, construction, etc.—as equals. When that happens, the women don’t become “one of the boys”. On the contrary, the men are supposed to become eunuchs. Men, including young men, are supposed to work cheek-by-jowl with women without showing the slightest interest in them as the opposite sex. Since most men, especially young men, cannot do that – human nature makes it impossible – the women are empowered over the men because they can accuse any man who notices their femininity as “sexual harassment”. Cultural Marxism denounces this as a sin and a crime, the man is presumed guilty until proven innocent, and men must now live in constant fear of the women with whom they share a workplace.
Of course, the man does not need to so much as look at woman to be accused of “sexual harassment”. If he gives a woman an order she does not like, if he takes over because she can’t do the job right, or if he fails to notice her sexually when she wants to be noticed, she can charge him with the fatal accusation. Men are put in a situation where they cannot work without women around them and simultaneously cannot work with them present. What’s a guy to do?
The answer is, turn violent. Here is a difference between men and women (there are many) that the magical incantation “equality” cannot nullify. When pressed beyond endurance, men, but not women, resort to force. Again, this is part of human nature. No ideology can overcome it. And, it works. Hollywood may produce program after program in which lovely, petite women beat up big men. The reality is otherwise. If it turns physical, men almost always win.
To prevent it from turning violent, women rely on male chivalry. But feminism pours scorn on male chivalry. The man who opens a door for a feminist may get a kick in the shins. But the same (hypocritical) feminist relies on the chivalry the man showed by opening the door to prevent him from grabbing her by her hair and breaking her neck.
Of all the “experiments against reality”, to borrow Roger Kimball’s phrase, that cultural Marxism has mandated, none is more absurd than pretending there are no differences between men and women. Because those differences are real, inherent, and powerful, it may be that feminism’s absurd pretensions are the final straw that break cultural Marxism’s back. More and more young men are gravitating to the alt-right in response to the impossible position they find themselves in vis-à-vis women. And non- and anti-feminist women, who are a majority, are lining up with the men. They like being different from men, they welcome both male chivalry and the well-mannered advances it includes, and they look forward to fulfilling women’s traditional roles as wives (in a lifetime marriage), mothers, and homemakers.
Reality says that men and women are inherently different and their traditional social roles reflect their inherent differences. All experiments against this or any other reality fail.
Interested in what Fourth Generation war in America might look like? Read Thomas Hobbes’ new future history, Victoria.