Expecting the worst
By Rod Van Mechelen
Feminists get the best from girls by expecting the best from them, yet they expect the worst from boys and then fly into a rage of condemnation for men when they get what they expect.
1998 Bellevue, WA -
Feminists know that to get the best from a girl, you need to expect the best, so we might assume they know that's true for boys, as well. Yet, from the day time shouting shows to the evening news, we are flooded with images of everybody expecting boys to be bad.
Men behave badly, boyz are gangstas in the hood, young men only want one thing, and those who want more, like marriage and responsibility, just don't get it, while their leaner, meaner, pack it, pound it, treat women like whores, spread their sperm anywhere but on the ground and brag about it to the posse, get it, and more.
In the schools, six year old boys are bad because they harass little girls with a kiss. (Never mind if the girls ask for it. Never mind if the tikes don't know the meaning of the word sex, let alone harass.) In the later grades, boys are sexual predators while the pop feminists froth at the merest hint girls ought not to be having sex. "Our bodies, our lives!" At work, let no man dare read Esquire for fear of offending one of the Cosmopolitan-reading sisters.
The androphobes frame all male behaviors in the context of evil, then they run to their book stores to consume volumes that confirm their cherished myth, that those bad boys have grown up into monstrous men.
"Men Are Not Cost-Effective," they wail. It's a "War Against Women," they scream. Do something, do something, fight "Fire With Fire," they leer. Katie Couric commends castration while Stone Phillips solemnly shakes his head and sighs, "Can men ever be taught sensitivity?" All that's missing are the mobs with torches and pitchforks.
You might think it would require no great intellectual leap to conclude that, if you expect the best to get the best from one class of children, you will get the best from another class of children if you expect the best. Since they expect the worst from boys and men, we can only conclude that this is what feminists want.
So, we need to ask ourselves, what sort of sick pervert would purposely expect the worst of a boy to get the worst from the man? A bigot? Could be.
Rod Van Mechelen
Rod Van Mechelen is the author of What Everyone Should Know about Feminist Issues: The Male-Positive Perspective (the page now includes several articles by other authors), and the publisher of The Backlash! @ Backlash.com and Cowlitz Country News. He is a member of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe and served for 9-1/2 years on the Cowlitz Indian Tribal Council.