When are liberal feminists and their supporters going to realize that there are inherent differences in men and women that cannot be changed and exist for our benefit? I'm a man, so naturally I've never been a fan of the modern feminist movement, but not because I'm a chauvinist pig. I grew up in a single-parent home after my parents divorced, and I witnessed the strength of women first hand through my mother; no one needs to convince me of the strength of women.
But constantly ridiculing men and deeming them unnecessary, as the modern feminists do, is harmful to women as well as men. Modern women (and girls) are taught by the feminists that they have control over their bodies, but at the same time are discouraged from exercising that control. If you're pro-life you are anti-woman, and if you preach abstinence you are imposing your morality on someone. Feminists neglect to inform women that just because they can do something, doesn't mean that they have to do it. There's no real choice offered by feminism, it's their way or no way.
The damage to men is even more devastating. Liberal feminist polices have replaced the father with the welfare check. It's no wonder that young men, particularly minorities, have no sense of responsibility to the children they father or the women they impregnate. Feminism has taught us that the women don't need the men to take care of them, all they need do is hand over their money, and the state will take care of the rest. The result is a generation of fatherless boys who will never know what it means to be a man. Feminism has made them into involuntary Peter Pans.
The other way in which feminism hurts men is devaluing time-honored concepts of manliness; courage, strength, provision. Men are told that their physical attributes are an anachronism, an evolutionary hold-over form a bygone day, when men men had to hunt while women raised the babies. now, thanks to abortion and the government, women need not be concerned with raising babies and can hunt for themselves. With no need to exercise the muscles of courage, provision, and strength, men have let them atrophy. Witness the popularity of TV sitcoms such as Everybody Loves Raymond and The King of Queens. Television families are headed by blundering, befuddled guys constantly getting into trouble and being rescued by their steady-handed wives. It's I Love Lucy reversed.
Men and women are different. Alexis de Tocqueville remarked that though women in America (ca. 1830) seemed to be held prisoner in the home, in reality they had made a willing sacrifice for the good of society. They made a choice. Tocqueville also pointed out that some people wanted to push for total equality between men and women, as in making them the same. he predicted that if this ever occurred, the result would be weak men and immodest women.