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.
Theirs is not an effort to raise boys into men who can integrate into a kinder, gentler future economy of helping professions and easily expressed feelings. It is an effort to overcome maleness itself. And it is an admission of failure, because when boys fail to grow into civilized men, everyone suffers, just as they do when women are denied equal opportunity. The answer isn’t reeducation in radical feminist notions of men’s innately violent natures. It’s raising boys and girls to treat one another with respect and to uphold gender-free values such as the presumption of innocence and due process and equal opportunity. Civil society relies on due process not only because it’s an objective good (though it is). Everyone should embrace both due process and the presumption of innocence because everyone might need these themselves one day, regardless of his or her gender.
Thank you for posting this piece. Finally, finally, others can see what I have been looking at for several years. Of course, this article does not mention the harassment I have experienced from women trying "to teach you (me) a lesson" Try going to the police department and filling a report about women stalking women.
I have noticed that the US bank that advertises itself as the "most ethical 4 years in a row", is also the same bank that has chased out almost every male teller in our part of the world. Some of the branches have "no men"--all the jobs are filled by women. And, the equality is where ? They have also done the same thing with many of our post office jobs. Even though they are union jobs, almost all job vacancies have been filled by women and the majority of "management" positions as well.
Dear Mr. Kessler:
Thank you again for posting this article. I have one question for you:
When do you propose that we should start a campaign directed to fathers of daughters? A campaign that helps fathers to understand that supporting any immoral or unethical act in the name of the sisterhood is wrong. How can we design a campaign that teaches fathers to teach their daughters to stay away from the feminist mob?