Friday, May 05, 2017

Whether He Likes It Or Not

Gateway Pundit shares a heart-warming story of feminism at its most toxic.
Feminist mom, Leah McLaren has two sons who are your typical rough and tumble young boys. McLaren was offended by her youngest son who is only 3 years old after he rejected ‘girlish’ things and vows to turn him into a ‘proud princess whether he likes it or not’.
As I see more and more of feminism, I'm becoming convinced that it is a mental disorder.
But as I watch my son reject flowers and dolls and even pink Popsicles – all things that until, very recently, he adored – on the grounds that they are “girlish,” I have come to see Fine’s point. There is something inherently sexist, even covertly misogynist, in the way we discourage boys away from pretty things while telling girls they can have it all.
No, darlin', you're wrong.  It's inherently natural and normal for little boys to reject the color pink.  We don't discourage boys away from pretty things, it is hard-wired into them.  The only un-natural concepts I see in that paragraph revolve around the words "sexism" and "misogyny".  Those are artificial constructs designed by liberals to blur the natural lines between women and men.


Anonymous said...

My sister-in-law (the only one with a son) likes to talk about how boys and girls are inherently different. Don't let your little boy have toy guns? He'll chew his sandwich into a gun, or bend his sister's barbie into a gun.

Mark D

Judy said...

Yes, little boys are wired differently than little girls. It's called hormones and they effect/affect the brain. Which in turn effects/affects your actions. But I disagree with your assessment that it is hard-wired into boys to reject the color pink or soft pretty things. It is cultural. Our culture says it 'girly' to like pink and soft pretty things. Up until the Third Reich pink was the color boys wore and soft blue was the color girls wore. Also, have you seen that tribe in Africa where the guys wear make-up and get all prettied-up to get the girls? So it's cultural, not hard-wired.

By the way, you cook and Belle wears-n-shots a gun because you two enjoy those activities. If you enjoy the activity, it should be fair game for either gender. We would be a far healthier society if we embraced that simple philosophy.

Pawpaw said...

That's interesting, Judy to know that the Nazis determined the predominate color for the genders. However, over my desk as I type this reply is a pair of cheap prints of two famous paintings. Blue Boy by Thomas Gainsborough and Pinkie, by Thomas Lawrence, Both painted in the late 1700s, they are much earlier than the Third Reich and are considered masterpieces in their own right.

In the society in which I was raised, cooking and shooting were not gender-assigned , Nor was washing, or cleaning, or gardening. We all pitched in.

What chaps me is the liberal bent that our protagonist displays, thinking that something is amiss with a young boy who doesn't play with dolls or like pink popsickles.

But, what the hell, I'm pretty much a dinosaur anyway.

Judy said...

I'm a dinosaur too. And evidently I miss understood the point you were trying to make. I do think it is wrong to force a child to play with a toy if they aren't interested with it or shame them cause they like a color. We as a society create a lot of messed up people over silly stuff like that.