September 14, 2010, - 6:48 pm
On this site, I’ve repeatedly lamented the feminization of America and the decline of men in our society. It’s a problem because, as I’ve repeatedly noted, despite the bullcrap that feminist Sarah Palin and others may pimp you on about “mama grizzlies,” matriarchies are failures. Not one has lasted in history. They are like fireworks–bright, loud, and quickly nothing more than ashes in the wind.
As I’ve noted, men are now behind women in pay in major cities, behind in percentage of college and grad school student bodies, and they make up a much larger percentage of those losing jobs in the bad economy. Plus, women are now getting most of the jobs teaching math, science, and engineering. And all of that’s aside from the large and growing percentage of single mother American households with kids with no male father figure in their lives. That’s almost every indicator of the road to matriarchy (and to collapse), and I blame most of that on unbridled feminism in all areas of our society and pop culture and estrogen-targeted affirmative action preferences.
There’s just one thing left: physical prowess and sports activity. And, now, that’s changing, too. Although women, on average, are not and won’t likely be stronger or more proficient than men, they are dominating amateur athletics. I’ve been reading about it and the figures were stark in a story in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal about Lululemon, the hip, expensive yoga and exercise clothes company which is thriving in the recession and the stock price of which is soaring.
Women have come to eclipse men as participants in other types of amateur athletics. In 2009, for instance, 53% of road-race finishers in the U.S. were women, according to Running USA, an industry-sponsored research center.
It’s feminism run amok ad absurdum. The ghost of “Ugly Betty” (Friedan) is laughing at us from whatever hell to which NOW members go when they meet their maker, but he really doesn’t wanna meet them.
That, too, is in part based on Title IX affirmative action and phony tough-chick-kicks-guys-ass movies, etc. But another aspect is that mothers aren’t home to take care of their kids and send them outside to play. They’re at work, and their kids–especially the boys–are sitting in front of the TV watching MTV reality show BS or being gamers in front of video games all day long, after school. Or they’re on Facebook 24/7.
But physical activity–sports and exercise–are disappearing for boys. It’s scary.
There are few areas left in American society not dominated by women. And that’s not a good thing. Like I said, matriarchies never last. And they always end in disaster. That’s not good for men OR women. Sorry, but I want the men to be the men in our society, not the women to be the men.
But it looks like that’s where America is headed. Don’t look for women in cool exercise gear to pick up the pieces.
The question is: when it’s all over, will there be any real men with testosterone left to bring us back from the edge?
Tags: affirmative action, amateur athletics, Feminism, gender-based affirmative action, Lululemon, matriarchy, men, men lag behind, road-race finishers, Women