Look around you! Does it need an explanation? Men cooking for their wives, men washing the dishes, even when they don't want to.
Men taking their wives' surnames. Men paying for the women even after divorce (Alimony)
Women ordering men around. Men taking orders from women....I can go on and on and on....but you get the gist.
Feminism has absolutely emasculated men. I think it is somewhat politically incorrect to be male in the United States. Take American TV shows as an example - a woman could get up and say that men are stupid, sex craved being and gets cheers. If a man uttered anything like that, he would get booed of the TV set.
Its like a chain of events. I think the main reason other than the media bashing men, is that feminism told women that they dont need marriage. This resulted in a spike of single moms, you have parents getting divorced and women almost always winning custody or you knowingly bring a kid into the world knowing you will be a single mom. This usually creates wussy men without a backbone. Depending on the culture it could make them more violent to since their is no father figure to put them in their place. Alot of millenial men have given up on women because they agree with feminist ideals and theyre just trashy. Not all of them are but alot of them are. Millenials are also used to seeing their parents get divorced.Thats why they would rather play video games and watch porn. Ive seen alot of young adult men that talk like girls and im wondering wtf happened. If you are aboard with the ideals of feminism than you are just digging your own grave.
Like any 'ism', in order for it to work everyone has to buy into it. If everyone doesn't, then it simply doesn't work. Really, when you tell a woman no and they don't like it, what are they going to do? Talk more? That would be about it because they certainly aren't able to physically overpower a man. Almost everywhere I go hear men talking like they are afraid of their wives and am still shocked every time I hear it. It's unbelievable the power that men have afforded to women. If you're in a relationship and you haven't set the tone from the very start, good luck trying to do it after. That would be like trying to take a Popsicle from a 3 year old. And yes, women will also act like children to get their way. Whatever works and feminism is just another way to try. It's all about brainwashing and crushing a mans confidence and character. What does that the Bible say about feminism? Maybe not much directly because feminism is only about 50 years old. I believe if you read it you might take away that; wives are to submit to their husbands and the husband has to treat his wife with honor and respect. Offhand not a bad deal for either side. Either way the Bible is the word of God and I would rather stick with God then Gloria Steinem. If you read her Wikipedia entry and read the personal life part, in the end she married a rich guy. There is your feminism for you!
You cannot hang the entire blame on feminism, but rest assured that the New World Order crowd , from Rockefeller to Soros,isbehind everything, from the TV shows to the TV and radio ads. Males should simply kill their television, since 80 percent of the programming is targeted at poisoning women's minds against men, as well as emasculating us!
While feminists are focused on their own rights, they are as vulnerable to confirmation and cognitive bias as the rest of us. There are many differences in how the two sexes think, but one of the most confirmed ones is that women experience much more anxiety and fear. This is seen even from a neural level, and is almost certain biological in origin.
Translated into policymaking, this means that women react with fear at any difficulties in life; increasing, this brand has come to blame men for any activity that makes them feel uncomfortable and rarely taking on any culpability themselves.
This serves to ultimately denigrate men and their natural feelings and instincts, while also simultaneously denigrating the desires of many, if not most women.
There's no one in specific to villainize here - its just one of the results of negative externalities on a social level. Like pollution, what is good for one business or even one city, may in the large impact, cause substantial damage to the country or the planet. Here, what is good for the individual or individuals, often ends up causing substantial damage to society.
Feminsim as emasculated men, its not that they took their masculinity away. No man, No woman would ever take a mans masculinity away. But its just that "feminism as told men so many lies over the past 5 decade." I really want to see men become masculine again. Change back society the way it was cause men and women are more depressed then ever, and u wonder why.? Men are emasculated and women are masculine. Without men being masculine the world is both in danger and diysfunacational. Our society needs and wants masculine men, so our country can be safe. Men are the ones who kept it safe and under control all these years. Now feminism as grown so entitled so stupid that both genders got reversed. I would like to say that a man can never be feminine, its just they are emasculated in todays (modern society). The united states would be wipped out from the map without men to save and help it. Yes women help with some stuff around the world, but men bascially are the protectors and helpers all across the world. Men are superior and feminisim denys that, just like the deny and ignore the real facts. They have brainwashed everywoman/man in the modern day. I for one would like to see a change in the future. Women have lost their femininity and men have been emasculated. This is why we need men to think double standards, so he knows what he's getting himself into and that hes not afraid to tell women the word "no." In theory imagine the world in which men and women go back to their traditional roles. Then society would be a better place to live in. I for one is american, yet i hate america. It is both weird and shocking cause people from other countries all know that problaby out of 95% of americans love america. It is rare to find an american who can't stand their own country, and i am one of them. I love women, but their attitudes today are gonna get all those bit@hes killed. I know i am threaten them, i am aware of that, but i am sorry, ok? I just can't control and help my hatred against women of todays society. Women have all became nothing, but a bunch of consoitic control freaks, and i wish for all of them to a man to shut all of them up or for women to be displined cause the more feminism is out and about the more it gets harderto live in america. The more it gets harder to live as both the american Male/Female. I am a 32 year old male who has been mentailly and emotionally sacred cause of feminism. ;( Feminsim as made it so hard to be the american male that i myself, a man who is willing to do anything to shut these fuc@ing bit@hes up (God lesh). Why haven't anyone learn't yet.
Men have been emasculated and are confused as to how they are supposed to behave. At some point this century, assaulted by a hard-headed, feminist, politically correct herd, many men decided it was time to stop being masculine instead and demonstrate their inner woman. Simply put, being a man has become unfashionable! Men need to fight back and women need to stop pretending they want a new-age sexless guy!
If we speak to women, we are harassing them. If we look at women, we are demeaning them. If we are near women (as in a lift) we are intimidating them. If we are in a relationship with a woman, we are oppressing her. My brother men, the only solution is to have nothing to do with them. After you've gone your own way for a while, you'll realize how miserable you were in the world of women.
I'm alienated, not emasculated, but I'm going to click Yes anyway.
The rise of feminism in the West has less to do with gender and more to do with practical power distribution. Any special interest always strives for support that will enable validation of their cause. This validation is key to the survival of and continual growth of the movement. This support can be viewed as given consent or passive in action, either way does not matter. What matters is that the movement’s cause, whatever it is, is validated and therefore real. This is not to say that the cause is true or fair, it just states that enough people, either by actively supporting or not contesting for fear of reprisal, validate it. In the West, this idea must be understood as the central force enabling any special interest a place in the social market place and space for it to not only survive, but thrive.
Feminism, as viewed in this manner, is more about division of power than about differentiation based on gender. What many view as feminism is actually just the manifestation of what the core leadership of the movement desire. That is quite simply power, in this case over men and viewed feminism is just how it is accomplished in practice. That is not to say that feminist leadership does not believe in their superiority, because they are convinced of it. Therein lies the engine for achieving what they are convinced is true, women are superior to men. This is rationalized by use of biased metrics, the content of each are not as important as the fact that they exist in the first place.
This is not unique to the feminist movement, instead feminism is the way the movement makes the change happen, or put another way, the tool used to divide power in their favor based on the flawed perception of gender inequalities.
It is only by understanding these distinctions that effective opposition can be mounted. Instead of believing much less arguing for mere re-evaluation of an outcome or measurement, I suggest a re-evaluation of the metric itself. Many times men get tangled up believing that a product of some metric is flawed because the outcome did not favor them. This is not surprising because the metric outcome is predicated on a predictable set of possible outcomes, any of which favor the creator of it in the first place. In short the lack of favorable outcomes for any evaluation render them useless for men.
Most of what other supporters have posted here are true, but they are just the manifestations of the movement in practical terms. Boys are shaped and grown into flaccid, inert and passive men that are more idealized versions of what women want; manageable and pliable non-aggressive and open to being dominated by feminism. I urge men to recognize these for what they are and work to craft metrics that have outcomes, regardless of which is realized, favor men. The only way to counter the feminist movement is to play the same game.
Men haven,t become submissive, powerless slaves just because women are more free to make their own choices and less obliged to do the dishes alone. Men just can't seem to adjust to equality in the few countries where this is becoming normalcy. Some men look for examples to prove that they are being feminised, but the examples such as metrosexuality and fatherless children are not recent phenomenons, in fact the same was seen many centuries ago.
How can you say a person is less masculine within modern day than he was in the days when he was clubbing animals and dragging women by the hair into forced copulation? Cultural identities change. If a woman is feminine by doing female things and "female things" have shifted (computer programming, engineering, household management, these may all be feminine trades now) can masculinity not shift as well? Can caretaker of his family not be masculine? Emotional support isn't masculine? Fair and clear communication isn't masculine? Concern for the welfare and safety of all women isn't masculine? I say it's all masculine if good men do it and it helps society.
Because every generation gets their own particular issues and crisis! Is not just about fashion trends, is about background. Of course the pioneers needed very sturdy semi-nomadic men to set the first trails, but this don't diminish the manliness of the ones who manage to set the first towns, even if they don't were so sturdy or semi-nomadic, because it takes other lot of skills to farm, keep cattle or build houses.
Feminist by definition: ‘the advocacy of women's rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men.’ So this means that men are threatened only because women are finally having the power to be heard, be seen and be cared about. History in many countries will show us that men are dominating societies but when women want to think for themselves or drive a car or leave the house then why is it men who forbid it? Feminism is only a label and if you don't want to use the label than that's okay, as long as you aren't trying to use it to overpower someone or something because then it isn't feminism which is the act of trying to have both genders become equal. Which is like setting up a job interview by a computer, a man and a woman both apply, in this interview they are each separately asked a series of questions and then the computer will decide which person is most fit for the job. If the woman gets the job, does the man feel emasculated because he "lost" to a woman? Yes. But why? Because men feel the need to be winners, be most successful and be on top. Some try to say that women aren't at the bottom but that's because women aren't on this rising scale. They're stuck in the dark to be silenced. What if men formed a label and asked if women felt their womanhood was questioned with their label? That would be foolish because both males and females understand that men are supposed to be masculine, how could they possibly be threatened? The only way men are threatened is because they're scared of women. They emasculated themselves by putting out such expectations and rules and laws and ways to degrade women, finally when women start showing up they fear they could lose their first place.
Among other things, to be a man is to work hard, take necessary risks, be willing to stand up for what is right, and to respect women. Helicopter parenting denies kids of both genders the opportunity to take the kind of risks that are necessary for their development. Pornography and video games occupy the time of young men, and have the potential to reduce achievement, self-esteem, respect for women, and time spent on unstructured sports and other activities that help boys become men. Social media keeps us safely inside and inactive while regularly informing parents about virtually non-existent dangers. As people live closer and closer together, the freedom to explore is diminished. Children are increasingly growing up without their father's influence, and this particularly hurts boys. The definition of masculine is changing. If men are becoming overall less masculine, I believe other societal factors are at play.
The biological differences between men and women do not affect the way they think. Some men enjoy staying home and caring for children while some women enjoy running companies or fighting wars. Why question anyone's choices unless it affects you directly? If there are any men so deluded as to demand respect simply for being men, they need to educate themselves and join the modern world.
Why would a man feel emasculated by a feminist? I can only think of two reasons: 1. He thinks that her value is less then his and there for is less empowered when she is empowered. 2. He see her actions of independence and see no room for himself or anything to add. Neither case have anything to do with masculinity, unless you consider misogyny or anxiety manly...which I don't.
Women want to be treated like people? ::GASP:: the horror, what is with this war on men? Give me a break. Any man that thinks feminism has emasculated them was a chump to begin with, if you have any confidence in yourself whatsoever you can still survive and be a "real man" out there.
Women are in the enviable position of being anything they want leaving men in a confusing situation. A woman can be CEO or housewife with no judgement. They can lead their households or quietly follow their husbands. Men on the other hand cannot lead without fear of being called abusive and cannot follow out of fear of being deadbeats.
I think the concept of "masculinity" is made up or it is involved with ego. A woman should not be subject to question when she exceeds the capabilities of a man. That is the 50's coming back. I think that men who feel threatened by feminists are either not doing a very good job on their own or have a reason to feel threatened.