Lemme ask you a question, Greg. If you had to pick a woman or philosophy that you’d want to instill in young women to help them lead happy, productive and meaningful lives, what would it be? Christianity? Islam? Feminism? Marxism? How about man-hating 3rd wave feminism?
When I lived in Bozeman I was either enrolled in or directly involved in academia for about 15 years total. The head of the Women’s Center there and the big advocate for LGBT causes was a lesbian. The head of the women’s studies program there was also a very butch lesbian. These women and dozens more like them who hold positions of power in academia have a few things in common.
One, a large percentage of them are outright hostile to men and have wholesale rejected the experiences of average women. They see marriage as an arcane institution solely created for the control and persecution of women. They see children as a burden to be avoided at all costs, even advocating outright murder before they are born, especially if you think it might be any less than perfect or include male genitals. They openly bash men and are rewarded and patted on the back for it. Their relationships with men are almost all toxic, their friend groups consistent mostly of other women and beta males, and they condescend to men in most of their lives if they haven’t gotten rid of their inclusion completely already.
Academia has morphed into more of a belief system of indoctrination where they become “woke” and suddenly get the vision to see things average people are unaware of, including the patriarchy and inherent evilness of men and righteousness of women. In many ways it’s just another version of “better than you,” which has always been a nasty feature of academics.
Is this who we want our daughters to be? And yet they are all our sons and daughters experience anymore as the ideology of social justice infects more of education and society at large.
As I get older and do more self-reflection I think I can confidently say that I was mostly raised as a girl. And yet, I can’t even say my experience was unique. Almost every single one of my teachers until high school was a woman. Since collegiate accreditation is required now for most educational positions, we end up exporting the madness of college women’ studies courses to every level of our public education system, including children as young as 5. The reality is, almost all boys are raised as girls now, and if they try to resist, we put them on psychoactive drugs. If we don’t put them on psychoactive drugs, you can be reported for child abuse. Public education is now a system of instilling conformity in lieu of actual impartment of useful life skills.
One of the interesting things is that as science has progressed, the conservative position on many issues has been proven to be unequivocally true. While leftists claims that women and men are completely the same except for some stuck on genitals, the lower cost of brain scans now proves beyond a doubt with tens of thousands of points of data that men and women have differently formed brains. Men generally have larger brains than women, but the areas that we know are most responsible for social bonding is larger in women and areas related to spatial and physical objects and aggression are larger in men. So why, exactly is this data completely the opposite of what is being taught at every university and school in America?
I think one of the reasons that big government has been so successful in taking the place of normal family and social roles is that it aligns closely with what women naturally are good at doing. When I worked at 9-1-1 the staff was overwhelmingly female while the actual police officers were overwhelmingly male. Women are just naturally better at communication, holding several things in short term memory, and often with the calming, nurturing demeanor it takes to deal with constant crisis of people calling with emergencies. The men, on the other hand, actually ran head-first into dangerous situations and were the ones doing the “heavy lifting” of personal interaction while the women sat in comfy chairs in the basement with large screens and numerous snacks surrounding them.
Considering how closely the integration of women into the workforce has aligned with feminism, it’s interesting to see what they accomplished. Most hardcore feminists look at the roles of women as homemakers, caretakers of children, food preparers etc and consider it “lesser” work, which is also one of the main selling points feminists hit hard when shaming other women, as if raising an adult human being to be a self-sufficient productive member of society is the worst of all responsibilities in this world. They seem to never question whether or not career is the real ultimate source of satisfaction in one’s lives.
What do women who go to college actually do? While some definitely go on to do great things in many fields, in my personal experience, a large portion just become secretaries. What do all the women in local government do but sit behind desks at computers all day? When I finally left MSU I had to have an exit interview and when I told the women I was going to grad school, she lowered her voice and said, “That sounds great, but I’ll just warn you this entire office is full of women with graduate degrees making $15 an hour.” In fact, that was most of the university administration, which accounts for about 2/3rds of college costs including mandatory student fees.
One of the largest drivers of college costs has been the amount of periphery staff that is now required, and most of those positions seem to be filled by women. In fact, most of the liberals I know who graduated faced the same predicament I did when I graduated with a Sociology degree. Once you realize doing book reports for 4 years gave you no real world skills, you find the safe space, which is usually taking a low-level desk job shuffling papers at some corner of the university. Whether it was the gender studies degree girl or the political science major or the liberal studies major, they all ended up shuffling papers for low pay but good benefits. It usually takes them about 3-5 years before they become bored and leave so another gender studies graduate can take their place.
So we convince women that they shouldn’t ruin their life with a husband and a kid so they just take on stupid amounts of debt and spend the next 40 years of their lives working it off alone doing almost nothing meaningful while their uteruses dry up and they satisfy their feminine nature through other means.
I noticed that between my Statistics courses I took incidentally in 2004-2006 and coming back to campus in 2011 there was a big change. The Statistics department that formerly housed mostly men in their 50s-60s and 70s was almost now made up of homely middle-aged women who treated most people in their classes like kindergarteners. Whereas I would formerly walk into a 400 level Stats class and be hit with theory and formulas, the new Stats mommies passed out bags with beads in them so we could learn counting easier. One of the most liberal professors I had regularly hit on her 19-22 year old male students. My guess is she never got much positive male attention when younger, so after her two divorces, 3 kids by different men and live-in boyfriend, she still somehow needed some male validation. When you have young attractive males who can’t move on in their programs until you give them a good grade, you definitely have some power to wield.
When my older male advisor quit he was replaced by a 30ish woman. The only real skills they seem to have is nod at you with a blank look and say things like, “That must be hard,” or “I understand you’re feeling frustrated.” I’ve become quite sick and hostile to it as I’ve seen it invade more and more of everyday life. You can’t go into any office government or private anymore and not get this treatment. I really believe we’ve convinced women to give up loving, deep relationships with men and children to instead put meaning into their little cubicle fiefdoms and smart phones.
Lemme throw a couple of statistics at you. According to Pew Research, from 1997 to 2012 the number of women aged 18 to 34 who said a successful marriage is one of the most important things in life rose from 28 to 37 percent. Meanwhile during the same period the number of men who said this declined from 35 to 29 percent. In 1960, 75 percent of people over 18 were married and that has dropped to half. Among never married adults aged 30 to 59, men are three times more likely to say they don’t ever want to get married. Despite women entering the work force, attitudes of desirability of marriage among women have increased while they’ve drastically dropped for men.
Second, most women want a man of equal or high status to marry while most men are fine marrying at or below their income or status. What this means is now you have produced an imbalance in the dating pool. More and more women are doing everything on their own since they can’t find suitable mates to match their new educational and professional goals, and government social programs eliminate the need to keep a partner. Why deal with a stinky, grump man when you can just get money direct deposited, right? Catering all education to women while eliminating traditional middle-class jobs for men like extraction and manufacturing begs the question, what exactly are they supposed to do?
While I’m 100% in favor of allowing women to pursue whatever they want in life, the fact is we’re indoctrinating young women into thinking that a professional career is the only acceptable option and if you desire children, you get someone else to take care of them. Conversely, you’re trying to eliminate all masculinity from society since you view it as “toxic” and the only acceptable reaction to public education for boys becomes falling behind, being put on drugs or conforming to making yourself feminine. And then we wonder why they become losers in basements, drug addicts, school shooters or depressed transsexuals.
Feminism is not helping women. It’s alienating them from the opposite sex while making them slaves to corporate and government bureaucracies. It’s teaching them nameless, faceless cold sanitized day cares love their babies more than they can, leading to dumping kids in daycares and on Ipads or even just murdering them before they’re born. It’s creating a myriad of societal problems by demonizing men and treating them inhumanely. Then regular people get to live with the results while most who advocate for it keep themselves both physically, mentally and politically apart from those they want to control so they can maintain judgment while dealing with none of the negative results.
It’s very sad to me. I see it in close friends who insist their jobs doing menial work remain front and center while corporately controlled government raises their children. I see it in male friends who’ve largely checked out of society since they 100% belief a meaningful relationship with a woman is impossible and fill the void with food, video games, weed etc. to numb their existences as barely surviving retail workers. I see it in the women who slowly watch their health, looks and minds go while they buy into the rat race. Once they hit 30s/40s and realize their chances of having a family are gone they throw more of their maternal instincts into their jobs, creating these fat, stringy-haired nasty desk mommies.
If there is a better way to destroy the nuclear family, turn men and women against each other and themselves, sterilize and sanitize the raising of children into good little worker drones and generally demoralize a society to the point of learned helplessness, I haven’t seen it yet.
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