We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I guess that is an obsolete question in the post-modern universe where it's all gender all the time. As a cis-gendered man-identified white-identified human, I realize I have no right to any opinion whatsoever, so I can only offer my confusion. My confusion is that the current pop theory is that gender identification differences are all-important instead of trivial. That's the opposite of why Larry Summers lost his job due to a crying female-identified scholar at Harvard.
A feminist professor at Occidental College recently argued that men must renounce their masculinity and “denounce anyone who chooses to identify with it.” Calling masculinity a “dangerous idea,” Wade argues that, “The problem is not toxic masculinity; it’s that masculinity is toxic,” adding that masculinity is “simply not compatible with liberty and justice for all.” Wade concludes her essay by urging people to “call masculinity out as a hazardous ideology and denounce anyone who chooses to identify with it,” saying that doing so is crucial for “gender revolution.”
Clearly 99.9% of normal American females do not see things in this crackpot way. We link such things for amusement purposes. Women tend to like manly men, but growing into a "manly man" from a hormone-fueled feral child or man-child is not an easy developmental task in western culture. We all know the list of Manly Virtues (strength/athleticism, success/dominance, honor/integrity, loyalty, courage, respect for females/protectiveness, generosity, helpfulness, etc etc) into which males struggle to learn to channel their primitive apelike biological selves.
What do women struggle to become, as their best and highest selves, to make their parents and children proud?
99.9% is way too high. You are trying to be nice, even chivalrous. But you run the danger of fooling yourself.
Assistant Village Idiot
Do women really still value masculinity? I'm not being cheeky, just seems like there's a whole lot of pressure for men to not be men. And I definitely think the 99.9 estimate is waaay too high...but I hope I'm wrong.
No 2 grandbrat has it figured out: he has a penis, he's a boy; his sister has a 'gina - she's a girl. And should I deign to address her as "young woman", I get told she's only a girl. I rather gather that he'll be really protective - as in that he's the only one who gets to thump his sister. Will be most interesting when she decided to thump back.
Let's deal with the real problem rather than the feminazi leftist spewing trash. Someone has approved hiring this wench to teach this trash. Someone has also approved that this was to be an accredited subject with a requirement to actually pay tuition for this junk science. Those people are the ones who really need firing and possibly no replacement approved.
There is a kinda "diversity Visa" for hiring to public institutions, government and large companies in the public eye. You must have a percentage of these whackos on salary or you or your company are a bigot. It is a cover your ass hire that costs the executive or HR that makes that decision nothing. They cannot be criticized for doing it, they do not pay for it and they are not responsible for anything that results from it. Perfect! The perfect crime.