One of the failures of modern society is the removal of the male mentor due to the feminine imperative of crushing the spirit of young boys. Women have done such a good job of this, men will hold "I'm a feminist because masculinity is scary" signs. We have failed to provide a stable outlet for male aggression and have evolved into a state of passivity and tolerance. We are tolerant of female bullshit, of our circumstances, and of not getting what we desire. I'm not a Maher fan, but when he said we "anesthetize ourselves with sports and pornography," he was right. Instead of letting boys wrestle, fight, explore, and physically exert themselves, we pump them full of drugs as to "not upset the girls" with their budding masculinity. Instead of participating in sports, we watch them on TV and play video games, vicariously achieving... nothing. This molds the charisma and youthful exuberance of a child into an insecure, mentally absent adult with no real life experiences to draw upon in times of difficulty. We've created a state of "yes men" toward feminists that will bend to every whim and outrage of the movement. A "man" that's so terrified of confrontation, commitment, and being alone that he will do anything to avoid it.
And I don't mean commitment on a relationship level with women, I speak of commitment to a decision, to an ideal. To decide to take responsibility for your life, to educate yourself, to find out what you stand for, and make progress toward whatever your end goal may be (an artist, an engineer, a professional athlete). We don't understand the concept of moderation anymore when we spend all of our waking hours on the internet, playing video games, and muck about with zero direction. How many of us grow up devoid of knowledge in fundamental male concepts like history, philosophy, art, music, the classics, poetry, Shakespeare, the Bible, and other cornerstones of civilization? We teach these texts because of their ability to mold young boys into educated, driven young men. You don't need a love of language to appreciate Shakespeare, and you don't need to be religious to pluck meaning and understanding from The Bible. Great men like Aristotle, Plato, Tesla, Darwin, Michelangelo, Bernini, Homer, Virgil, Bach, Mozart, Caesar, Alexander The Great, are being left behind because of their "white privilege." How many young men can name every player in the starting lineup of their favorite sports team? How many can name as many scientists? When men with encyclopedic knowledge of the Star Wars universe can't take the time out to read The Iliad, culture will continue trending downward.
We don't know these things because we've been denied them by feminism. Hard concepts have been replaced by easier texts because it wasn't fair to girls that facts were more important than feelings. We've put more importance on sensitivity than the truth. We are outraged by any dissenting opinion. Essays are more about how you feel about the "privilege" of Dickens instead of a critical examination of his novels. We look at a Delacroix painting and say "lol I don't get it" while thinking dogs playing poker is great art. The subjugation of male knowledge and the introduction of "privilege" has undermined society to such a large degree that now the very meaning of misogyny has morphed into "anything that women can't do better than men."
As I look around at modern culture, I see men like Mister Rogers retroactively labeled as a "creep" and "pedophile" because of his interest in helping young children. You'd be hard pressed to find a more compassionate and caring individual than Fred Rogers, but modern feminism has deducted that men are incapable of such feelings and commitments without ulterior criminal, sexual motives. We have let women deracinate male influence because of irrational fears of molestation from any man that comes within arms reach of a child.
If you haven't already, I suggest you watch the movie "The Man Without a Face" with Mel Gibson. In it, Gibson plays a teacher Mr. McLeod that is involved in a serious car crash that kills one of his pupils. The physical scars and emotional guilt has left him reclusive and unable to process his grief. It isn't until he encounters a young boy, Chuck Norstadt, that he discovers a reawakening of his passion for teaching.
This film is classic red pill material. Chuck wants to escape the crazy house of his mother and two sisters for a boarding school to follow the footsteps of his father and someday become an Air Force pilot. The women have no idea how to handle his energy or exuberance. His mother hops from marriage to marriage, his sisters can't help him, and he's lost in the world without a positive male outlet. The mother keeps going after betas unable to point Chuck in the right direction, including a Yale professor who introduces himself to the boy by saying "Just call me Carl. I don't need any of that imperialistic, post-Hegelian, authoritarian crap for my ego." Doesn't sound out of place in today's social justice world, does it?
In McLeod he finds a mentor, a teacher, and a friend. While McLeod teaches Norstadt essential things Geometry, Latin, and English, he imparts more important things: the concept of hard work, the importance of taking responsibility for what you want, why integrity and ethics are the virtues a man should live by, and how learning to reason and think for yourself is the only way you'll discover the meaning of truth.
How many of you would have been able to benefit from a man like this? How many young boys would today? We need to reintegrate the concept of male wisdom and mentoring to young boys again, or we're going to grow up into a world that's weak, overly sensitive, and passive. Where things like "stare rape" are words with legitimacy. These are not virtues of a healthy, tolerant, and growing society. It's the death knell before the actual tough guys come to kick our ass.