All libertarians and classical liberals are feminists in the true and original sense of that word. We believe in rights and believe those rights equally apply to women as well as men. That SHOULD be what feminism means to everyone. However, modernly speaking the new wave (4th I think) is quite a different animal.
This new wave is really just a mix of other philosophies that act as parasites on an otherwise healthy creature. Ideas like Marxism for example. Because of this modern feminists seek to reduce men. Marxism, you see, only destroys. It does not build.
Equality is purchased, in their view, by bringing the rich down to the level of the poor. They know that they can’t bring the poor up. Only the poor can bring the poor up. Marxism is aware of this. As it invaded feminism the same became true of men and women. They cannot make women bigger, stronger, or more masculine in the ways that nature itself has done. They can only pretend. So it becomes a requirement to bring men down.
They are unable to understand that masculinity and femininity are not only compatible, but complimentary. Either God or evolution has made it so. But they cannot see equal as meaning anything less than sameness. We reasonable platypus see it as equality of opportunity and rights and justice. Not so for the Marxist in feminist clothing. You must stop being you. Stop being what God and nature’s God intended and be equal.
Now feminism has a new phrase, “toxic masculinity” which implies that your very maleness is a liability. No, that’s not right, toxic implies that it’s not just a liability – it’s a poison. If you are going to be saved from this poison you have to be re-educated in the proper way of thinking. Who you are, is a danger to yourself and others you toxic man you! To that end they offer classes on how to shed your toxic masculinity and get right with the world.
I submit if you are a man who willingly signs up for a class designed to rid you of your toxic masculinity that you do not need the class. You have already shed your manhood.
But in truth, there is no such thing as toxic masculinity. It’s just another way the left seeks to bend you and shape you into the person they think you should be. Don’t doubt me when I say that the person they want you to be is less than the person you are capable of being. To belong to the left is not only to sell your soul to it, it’s to sell your self, your true self, your potential, and vigor as a human being.
Take the person interviewed for the linked article, “I wasn’t doing really terrible things, but I also wasn’t being the most ideal Stephen I could be,” he says. “The bar is really lowered for cisgender guys.” See, he wasn’t doing bad things. If not, then he wasn’t toxic. But he could be better. Why? Simply because he’s a man who was born a man. That’s what they mean by “cisgender”. They mean a basic man, an out of the package model as it were. And as such he’s imperfect. Needs modified. I’m all for self-improvement. We should all being trying to better ourselves. But pay close attention to what they are really saying. His imperfection is because he was born a man. They feel comfortable saying this about men, but not about blacks. Why? We all know someone born with dark skin can’t help that. They say someone who is gay was born that way and can’t help that. They say trying to change them is cruel. But when it comes to men, who science assures us were in fact born that way, they want to force them to change. For some reason all the other “ways of being born” are something we must accept and cannot change except this one thing – being a man.
Photo: H. Armstrong Roberts/ClassicStock/Getty Images For some time, Stephen Hicks had felt like something was off. “My relationship ended, then a lot of things started collapsing in front of me,” Hicks says. He began attending therapy, which made him realize that he needed to make a bigger change: “I wasn’t doing really terrible things, but I also wasn’t being the most ideal Stephen I could be,” he says. “The bar is really lowered for cisgender guys.”