Annika Hernroth-Rothstein reports from Sweden, the rape capital of Europe. Having discovered that her boys, aged 8 and 13 had taken to sitting down to pee, she offers some thoughts at what happens when a culture systematically feminizes boys and men.
Her remarks fit well with the arguments I have been presenting for the past week or so.
In her words:
Sweden has gotten a reputation for being a feminist state, a progressive haven of sorts where gender is fought as if it were an enemy battalion. This is supposed to lead to equality, but the feminist hegemony seems to practice willful forgetfulness when it comes to the plight of actual women in actual peril at the end of the subway line where they dare not go.
Feminism, Hernroth-Rothstein says, has been fighting straw men, all the while letting the true haters of women have a free pass:
The feminism of today is busy kicking in open doors, cutting down straw men in the form of campus rape-culture, standing up-peeing and man-splaining, rather than fighting the culture that beheads, rapes and stones women who dare fall out of the fold. The so-called liberals of today are abandoning women across the world out of cowardice and orientalism, and in doing so they are defiling the values their ideology was built on, the liberalism that would never allow the kind of re-education-culture that forces boys to sit down to pee in the name of progressivism and good.
And she calls this approach man-shaming:
And we must ask ourselves: What happens to a boy who grows up to feel shame about his masculinity? How will he view himself and how will he view sex, as an expression of manhood and an expression of self? And furthermore, what behaviors are we silently condoning while we are busy with these made-up wars? And what bad men are given blank checks as we tell good men to literally sit down and shut up?
Unfortunately, we know exactly what happens when bad men are given the freedom to do as they please and good men are old told to sit down and shut up.