Funny Video: "Harden The Fuck Up"
Although Ronnie Johns, the comic in this video, is Australian, the same concepts can be applied to American men today. First, most aren't that self-sufficient and can't even change a tire. We live in a country where dogs have psychiatrists and plenty of men can spend an hour on their hair. How is that masculine? Our culture tells us that it's okay to sit on your ass and play video games all day.
As a nation, America is starting to lose it's metaphorical balls. Now, I love my country! Please, don't take this the wrong way but, seriously, take a look around. Around any college campus, you'll see plenty of young men who proudly showcase how low they can sag their pants and the color of their choice of undergarments (what's yours, guys, boxers or briefs?). We like to blame others for our mishaps (ex. Barack Obama and George W. Bush); the race card gets played daily, and we aren't taught to be self-sufficient. How does that help anyone?
Our society is showing signs that true "men" are few and far between. The economy and society in general has shifted from a focus on "brawn" to "brains". However, why not have both? Men are taking this whole women's liberation movement that has been going on for a while. As women, we want you to respect us. Our strength, sexuality, brains, and athletic prowess may rival or, God forbid, surpass yours. Blaming women isn't the answer, fellas. In my book, there's nothing sexier than a man who can keep up with me, is as smart as I am, and respects me. Men should be respected to bring home a paycheck, help run a household, and help take care of children in a family in a double-income family.
Now, men aren't the only ones to blame. Trust me, women can be just as weak and pathetic. If you speak your mind, you're seen as aggressive and called a "bitch". If you enjoy sex, you're still considered a whore although the women's liberation movement started decades before I was born. Some women never got the memo that the "seen and not heard" days are over. Sadly, most men don't seem to have either.
Now, as a feminist, I find this sad. Shouldn't we be equal? Or, if not equal, as equal as we can be?