Strong, empowered feminists are fighting an emotional war against men. You might think that this is incidental to real feminism. In truth, it is real feminism, feminism as an ideology that sees men as having oppressed women and thus that must right the balance by warring against men… by subjecting them to public humiliation.
Sisterhood is sharing embarrassing stories about your husband and then, in time, complaining about how it happened that you no longer have a husband.
If you were ever wondering why second-wave feminism led to so many divorces, here you have it. If you are still wondering why so many men do not want to get married or why so many marriages are still breaking apart, here is the answer.
Bethany Mandel called it husband shaming. It takes the apparently pervasive tactic of bad-mouthing your husband to your girlfriends to a whole new level. You force your hapless spouse into colluding with his own humiliation by allowing his picture to be taken with a sign explaining he derelict household behavior. Then you post it on line so all your friends and all your friends’ friends’ friends can see it.
One understands that these amusing photos, designed primarily to thrill the feminist matriarchy will ultimately become the tombstones for dead marriages. After all, any man who puts up with this will, if he does not want to lose his man card and be exiled from the world of manly men, divorce his wife. Or, at least, fight back by cheating on her. Here's a link to Ashley Madison.
If you had imagined that the thrust of contemporary feminism was to open up career opportunities for women, you were wrong. If you think that it's all about equality, you were also wrong. Today’s feminists are still obsessed with their households, only they are assaulting their husbands for not doing what they want them to do around the house.
I would only add one qualification here. Before we take off on women and blame them for this public shaming, we must note, difficult as it is, that their husbands did participate actively in this self-shaming behavior. What is the matter with these men? How did it happen that they simply caved in when faced with angry wives?
One is obliged to conclude that, however badly these wives are behaving, their husbands should be forever exiled from the world of men for having gone along with it.
American men are more beaten down than even I had believed.