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Wednesday, May 30, 2018


“All this pitting of sex against sex, of quality against quality; 

all this claiming of superiority and imputing of inferiority, belong to the private-school 

stage of human existence where there are 'sides,' 

and it is necessary for one side to beat another side, 

and of the utmost importance to walk up to a platform 

and receive from the hands 
of the Headmaster a highly ornamental pot.”
 - Virginia Woolfe

Misandry - 

{a strong prejudice against men} 

a term with which few are familiar.

And that is dangerous, for a reality without a known name is invisible and is doubly toxic because of that.

Almost everyone is familiar with misogyny, the contempt and devaluing of women.

Yet, that misogyny exists does not give license for misandry to thrive.

History hardly helps the reputation 
of the Male gender.  

Most murderers are male.  

Most tyrants from Caligula to Hitler to Stalin have been male.

 Angelization is a dangerous outgrowth of misandry

The political demonization of men is complemented 

by the angelization of women in a moral bi-polar totally sexist evaluation of gender: 

women/good and men/bad. 

Take Maria Montessori 

 Montessori broke gender barriers 
and expectations 
when she enrolled in classes 
at an all-boys technical school, 
with hopes of becoming an engineer. 

She soon had a change of heart and began medical school at The University of Rome, 

where she graduated – with honors – in 1896. 

She was a single mother. 

Her educational method is in use today in many public and private schools throughout the world.

After all that struggling against male bigotry, she swung to the other extreme --

 "Perhaps...the reign of women is approaching, when the enigma of her anthropological superiority will be deciphered. 

Woman was always the custodian of human sentiment, morality, and honor."

Human Nature being what it is, both sexes are flawed. 

To demonize the entire gender for the flaws of many of that sex is ... non-productive and untrue.

But our perception of reality depends on where we are standing, doesn't it?

The homicidal war against men kills mostly men. 

Men are the principal victims of homicide. 

But never mind reality. 
Politics is all


It gets into the act as well.

Misandry is now institutionalized in popular culture.  Take a few T-Shirts I have seen:

"Dead Men Don't Rape." 

Nor do most living men, of course.

{What do you think the outcry 
would be if that button said:

"Dead Black Men Don't Rape?"}

"So many men. So little ammunition." 

"What do you call a man with half a brain? 

And so it continues. 

The ghost of Mark Twain just chuckled beside me:

"What would the future be like without males?  Barren, son, mighty barren."

 Our sit-coms portray men as bumbling fools and idiots and usually overweight, 
with the women as sensible, together and attractive. 

Everybody might love Raymond, but he's an idiot. 

 Misandry is everywhere, culturally acceptable, 
even normative, 

largely invisible, taught directly and indirectly by men and women, 

blind to reality, 

very damaging and dangerous to men and women in different ways and de-humanizing. 

Misogyny or misandry is not a status or a belief; 

it is just a flawed view of Mankind.



  1. Well said, Roland. We each come with strengths and weaknesses and we can celebrate the strength of one without pointing out the weakness in the other.

    1. Whether we like it or not, we are all yoked on this planet together. If we kick at the legs of those around us, we only slow down our progress. :-)

  2. My work in progress is set on a colony world where males have been banned completely. It's a very fun setting to play with.

    1. Sounds like Wonder Woman's Paradise Island! Best of luck with your new novel. :-)

    2. I actually began a novel but gave up, which was set in a future where men had become extinct and women relied on a self fertilization technique that evolved.

      Add to your list the terms Single Mom and Deadbeat Dad. Fathers are actively alienated from their children so the mom can play victim in court. Not a fun time to be a man, certainly not one who enjoys masculine things. I have two boys that I worry will be accused of rape, and an ex wife who is part of the problem.

      Lordy. I feel old. I get why the porch rockers are so cynical. These kids today are doomed, so said Aristotle.

    3. Life is seldom fair and never simple. Humans are notoriously self-destructive while gleefully being other destructive. The anti-male bias currently being ignored is not going to end well. Sigh. :-(

  3. Men get crapped on in commercials, movies, books, the news - all it does is separate us further. Sorry, this woman doesn't buy it.

    1. I don't buy it either. Say a lie loud enough, often enough and too many believe it. Sigh.