The historian and sociologist Lewis Mumford said, “Every generation revolts against its fathers and makes friends with its grandfathers.” Meninism is not a movement that seeks to be self-serving, as feminism has become. While feminism had its time, as of now the pendulum has swung too far the other way. This happens with any movement; once started it will serve its purpose and then inevitably it will go too far.
Meninism is a reaction not so much to feminism, but to its bastard offspring, that is a feminized male populace comprised of soyboys, that in their effort to accommodate the desires of women have lost their own identity and have gone too far in their capitulation, which has left women wondering, “where have all the real men gone?”
Where women started out desiring equality and fair treatment, they didn’t want to end up with men trying to meet them in the middle. As is the unintended consequence of the feminine trait of cognitive dissonance, women ended up with men who handed over their balls, thinking that was the way to make women happy and thus keep women from bothering them, so that they may drink beer and play on their Xbox in peace. The unintended consequences were men thinking it was okay to cry, acting as vain as women in “shopping for couture,” and stealing their girlfriend’s romper.
These “nice guys” have marginalized manliness, and conflated victimhood with chivalry. Self-victimization in the name of being a “gentleman” is the mental equivalent of masturbation without the payoff.
Meninism is about what it means to be a man in the 21st Century. Meninism is about the things your father should have taught you but didn’t. He was too busy being emasculated by feminism. The men of the previous generation witnessed the entire spectrum of what it means to be a man during the age of feminism, which has brought about the regressive evolution from the father figure of the 50’s, to the pathetic, androgynous lumps of arrested adolescence that they raised, who are now in their late 20’s and early 30’s. This is a time where the popular representation of the father is the demonized forms of Homer Simpson and Al Bundy.
A Declaration of Intent
This isn’t a “woe is us” diatribe. As a matter of fact, it’s a call to arms. It’s time for today’s boys to stand up and finally become the men that nature and our ancestors intended them to be. No longer will this prolonged adolescence be tolerated, instead these boys will finally learn what it means to become a man in today’s world. This must begin with education and personal accountability, as no man can respect himself if he lacks the wisdom and accountability to attain self-reliance. Constantly seeking self-improvement is what defines manhood.
It is in that spirit that we must become leaders in business, in politics, in education, and in science. More importantly, we must become leaders in our community, for it is in taking up that responsibility that we demonstrate how men of principle and character are vastly superior to the soyboy alternatives. You don’t have to run for office, write a book or start a business before you can bring about substantial change.
Instead, I’d like for you to take a look around your community, and find ways you can help improve it. I want you to look for actions you can take to improve the quality of life in your immediate area. I challenge you to become leaders in your communities. The more we show how well taking responsibility for your own community works, and the more responsibility the community has for itself, the less likely it is that the community will want to relinquish the independence that comes with assuming those responsibilities.
That’s how we overcome the fear of accepting responsibility for one’s own life, and that’s how we see the philosophies of honor and sacrifice, not mediocrity, penetrate this egalitarian system of moral and intellectual decay.
The Meninists of today won’t do these things to simply appease the incessant bitching of women in order to be
happy left alone, rather they will do so because that is what men do…and naturally what women want. I challenge you to be the kind of men your ancestors would be proud of.