We’ve already spoken about the two unique networksdistinctive to the genders which in the past where responsible for their properguidance and education in order to facilitate society. Obviously over timethese networks have either changed dramatically or have been utterly usurpedbut that’s nothing new. The main thing that I want to share with you guys issomething that I just realized today. This, sadly, is why us as men have ourhands bound when trying to get through to contemporary women.
If you haven’t been to Laura Grace Robins’ site, it’s wortha gander. The Header for her blog actually relates to our collective situationvery well. I won’t spoil it for you as she has a brilliant explanation for whyshe chose it and it’s well worth the read.
The fact that I wish to share with you is that the networksof the past worked like they did because the older generations had a rapportwith the younger ones, which sadly cannot be superseded by the other gender. Inother words, while some MRA’s wish to reach out to women and show them thelight, trying to assist them from taking a path, which will most likely end upin misery is sadly little short of foolhardy. We simplydo not have the connection that older women have with their young charges. Holdup, I know what you’re thinking; we can discus the evil effects of Feminismwith the older generation, right? Heck, after they wake up from the numberFeminism has done on their lives, they should be ready and willing to lambastethis foolishness for what it is, right?
Sadly, that too is a no go.
See, what men did in the past was they used theirconsiderable influence and experience to shame/lead young men into ‘manningup’. They showed the young man their own family and told him that he ‘SHOULDbe’ like this. Wife, kids, house, responsibility, yup, there was a time that aman who lived for only himself didn’t necessarily meet with favor from theolder men in his sphere of influence. However, even though Masculinity Inc. hasbeen all but destroyed, you still have the older generation showing the youngerones what he ‘COULD be’ if he isn’t careful in this day and age.
While it may not serve society, (which has rejected men byand large) the paradigm of the older generation educating the younger ones isstill somewhat in play.
However, when it comes to women, we have a much differentsituation. While many women are suffering the ill effects of feminism, insteadof showing the younger ones coming after then that their unfortunatecircumstances could happen to them too and as a result they need to be wary, they use their powerfulrationalization hamsters to diminish the situation and then spin their currentsituation into a ‘positive’ light. In this way, they diminish the negativeeffects of their choices and young women are therefore unaware of the very realill consequences in their paths. If a man ever tries to tell these experiencedwomen the truth of their circumstances, these women then protect theirworldview at all costs, viewing the men as interlopers and would rather deliverfalse information than face the truth.
See, to warn younger women would force these moreexperienced ladies to view their circumstances in too real a light. Theyrationalize for a reason; they are protecting themselves of course, sad buttrue.
This is why attempting to show women the light is usually afool’s errand. If you doubt, all one needs to do is count the number ofsupportive women in the MRA and just how many of them have the guts to take a harshlook at their current situations. It isn’t that many Men Rights Agitators wish women tobe only barefoot and pregnant, it’s just that trying to have your cake and eat ittoo can lead to some very negative consequences. There are VERY few women whowill take up the cause, some being wolves in sheep’s clothing on top of it. I’mnot saying to give up in trying to tell women their possible futures, not atall. Just saying that in my opinion as it appears to me, that the chances ofsuccess in making them realize that the negative issues we speak about that areveritable threats in their lives, and that the issues which face men willeventually hurt them too won’t be anywhere near as good as we would like.