October 20, 2010, - 11:31 am

Man-Card Surrender: Think Al-Qaeda Raises Kids This Way? (VIDEO)

By Debbie Schlussel

The strongest forces in this world, the strongest nations, are not those in which men are the new women. As I always say–and history backs me up–matriarchies never stand. And they usually fall quite quickly. This video, from last night’s ABC News “Nightline,” about Sweden’s most macho men surrendering their man cards and raising their kids, seems like an attempt to convince American men that playing Mr. Mom is cool. Tip: it isn’t. Sadly, a number of prominent American women–like Sarah Palin–have sentenced their husbands to the role, and the husbands have willingly surrendered their manhood at the door. As I’ve noted, Todd Palin willingly quit his macho job in the oil industry of Alaska–raising not only Trig Palin but also grandson Tripp–so the women could play man and pursue professional aspirations.

One thing to note in this video: the marital status of most of these Swedish couples is never mentioned. It appears that most of them aren’t actually married, and that has a good deal to do with the problem. There is not only no commitment to necessary, traditional gender roles, there’s simply no commitment, period. That’s another trend America has adopted and taken over, largely to its detriment. Sorry, but Mr. Moms to baby mamas isn’t an attribute of a thriving successful Western society. It’s a sign of its decline and ultimate downfall.

There’s a reason Bin Laden and most Islamic countries don’t have their men playing Mr. Mom. They know it’ll be the death of them.

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17 Responses

That culture is doomed. Ours is close behind with all the perks for being a lazy sack of —-. Public schools and MTV, thanks a lot.

Samurai on October 20, 2010 at 11:59 am

This reminds me of the words of Isaiah:

“As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths.”

Sounds just like modern America to me.

Matthew on October 20, 2010 at 12:03 pm

At least White men are willing to raise their kids.

Rich White Guy on October 20, 2010 at 12:11 pm

[DS:As I always say–and history backs me up–matriarchies never stand.]

They never succeeded because they were raped and pillaged by patriarchies.

[DS:Think Al-Qaeda Raises Kids This Way?]

No, which is why they’re so f*cked up.

Norman Blitzer on October 20, 2010 at 1:04 pm

Blitzer–

If I grant you your point (rape and pillage), you still prove Debbie’s. The matriarchies always lose!

Red Ryder on October 20, 2010 at 1:21 pm

Always too busy, or never at home Dads, is the better solution?

Most women would kill to have a hunky husband, and one that helps her with the children.

Watchdawg on October 20, 2010 at 2:32 pm

Helping with the kids is not the same thing as the husband raising the kids. My husband willingly helps with the kids. I’m a housewife I raise the kids and take care of the house and my husband. I greatly appreciate his help but I wouldn’t dream of turning him into Mr. Mom.

Jennifer on October 20, 2010 at 4:04 pm

Debbie, the situation is a little more complex.

Men, particularly white men, are being deprived opportunities because they are male. Due to affirmative action, women with the same number of years, and often less qualifications, get promoted in both the government and private sectors, at a greater rate than men. Women’s salaries are higher, not lower as is often erroneously reported.

Women in the military are promoted over men with field experience. Women are hired for firefighting positions, even though they do not have the strength to lift the hoses and equipment (the feminist response–make the equipment lighter).

Society has made men weak by telling them they are not wanted.

It does not help that a sissy boy is President, and that his wife is more manly in appearance and behavior than he is. (Is she really a transexual?? Which one of them had the children??)

Men in this country., particularly white men, should stop serving in the military, stop donating time and money, and should let society rely on women. Maybe when society grinds to a halt will real men be appreciated again.

Jon Grant on October 20, 2010 at 4:58 pm

I’m afraid that giant chunks of the U.S. are already in much worse shape than this. While this situation might not be most people’s idea of how a traditional family should function, at least there is one adult present at home, and one making a living.

Compare that to what’s going on in America’s inner cities, where kids are lucky if there is even one parental figure in evidence, and women (and girls) are frequently having multiple offspring, often by multiple fathers, who then disappear into oblivion, never to be seen again. The mothers then have no choice but to either collect welfare, or work at some minimum wage job, while the offspring are left at home to basically raise themselves, and usually wind up joining a gang out of sheer boredom.

These Swedish guys might not be taking on the traditional male role, but at least they have the decency to take on the traditional female role, which is a helluva lot better than just disappearing and taking no role at all.

Irving on October 20, 2010 at 7:59 pm

typical socialist propaganda, pure nonsense this video. Why one earth should somebody get 12 months payed vacation???!! Because he/she has a baby??!!! Insane.

albert cornelis on October 21, 2010 at 5:56 am

those so-called ‘fathers’ are actually parasites living on society

albert cornelis on October 21, 2010 at 5:59 am

So, my then wife left the state to pursue a career, leaving me to raise my then 5,3, and 2 year olds. As their father, it was my responsiblity to do so. I now have to work two jobs, be mom and dad to my kids (for about 12 years now) with little involvement from an out of state mother. Does this revoke my “man card” because I took responsiblity where the mother did not? Are women who choose a career over having a family eligible to have their “woman card” revoked? I suppose I could have “manned up” and let my then wife simply take my kids two states away and never see them.

steve jameson on October 21, 2010 at 11:57 am

    No, you did the best you could in an impossible situation. But you would have done better with a stable woman as the mother of your kids and your spouse. I think that would be Debbie’s point.

    The point of Europe is that the woman and the men are irresponsible twits who don’t raise enough kids, and thus will die, as they already are.

    Occam's Tool on October 21, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    I’m just confused, because I always figured women should be in the home and NOT blogging/involved in politics. Seems kinda of misleading for a woman to advocate this, totally deny the positives of men taking care of children, but then not even live by her own words.

    I agree Steve, and it is people like this who continue to keep fathers from having a loving, caring relationship with their children. Or, am I to believe, that a father’s role is to punish and nothing more?

    And then one wonders why so few men are teachers or competent fathers.

    lolz on October 22, 2010 at 2:30 am

In the UK, you see working class men pushing their babies about. This is because there are more low-paid jobs for women than men. But they are starting to fill the checkout positions in supermarkets.

juniper on October 27, 2010 at 2:19 pm

Debbie, we have a few bones to pick. First of all, you are using copyrighted material (our “Revoked” Card) as a soap box for you to stand and preach your Man hater rhetoric. You even had the audacity to use it without permission or the common internet courtesy to link back to us, the creator, OfficialManCard.com. For this, we’ll expect an online apology and a link immediately put in place.

Second, why would you think that you, a woman, has the authority to revoke a man card without proper authorization from us, OfficialManCard.com? We, the governing body over all things Man Card, are the only ones who can dictate and allow the revocation of a man card by a woman, with our “Authorization to Revoke a Man Card” certificate. If you had any clue about Man Card, what it was, or what the community behind it was about, you would’ve understood that fact and would have visited us and gained authorization before posting this article on your website.

In summary, we are deeply offended in your blatant disregard for our authority and the disrespect you have shown the Man Card community with this article. Again, we will be expecting a public apology as well as a link to our copyrighted material.

Sincerely Yours,

The Team at OfficialManCard.com

Official Man Card on January 26, 2011 at 9:29 pm

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