I'm 47, recently married. Last week, our second child was born, our first boy.
I suddenly realized what my son is up against, insofar as mainstream American society.
Everywhere you turn, boys are actively encouraged to be girls. Boys who are too rambunctious are deemed "non-compliant" and "difficult". Boys who like playing cowboys and indians are termed "disruptive". Boys who can't sit still in a classroom, and want to go out exploring the world are deemed "ADHD"—and thus drugged to the gills.
All these qualities—calm docility, playing together without competition, sitting still for hours in a classroom—are all qualities of girls.
To top it off, if you let your six or seven year old son walk a few blocks to a friend's house—learning an important lesson in self-reliance, as I was regularly allowed to do as a child—you are deemed an unfit parent, and can have your child taken away.
American society does not want boys. Much less men. American society wants girls and docile gays. In America, boys exist to be incarcerated.
Every day I thank god I no longer live in the U.S. There really is no point—especially when boys, rather than being celebrated (as they are in every other country) are hated in America.
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