How Male Bashing is Killing Our Sons

I found this blog article from a few years ago, and it's quite relevant. Excerpt:

'Imagine that a man gets up to speak to a crowd, and he tells them that women are dumb.  Imagine that he jokes that having a wife is like having another child to look after.  Imagine that he tells this hilarious joke: Women are like fine wine.  They all start out like grapes, and it’s our job to stomp on them and keep them in the dark until they mature into something you’d like to have dinner with.
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Tune into any female comedian, writer, or commentator, and you’ll find that male bashing is a favorite topic of conversation. Men, according to these women, are nothing more than money in the bank account and sperm donors. It seems that women have free reign to say whatever they want about men, and it’s deemed acceptable, and, for the most part, true.
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And, we’ve all done it.  We hear it so much we do it without even thinking.  When we do this, we send messages to our husbands that we don’t respect them, that we enjoy belittling and embarrassing them, and that their feelings aren’t important.  Are our husbands used to this talk?  Of course, they’ve heard it their entire lives in a million different forms.  But, they are not made better by it.  They aren’t convicted by it or motivated to change when we talk this way.  In fact, they are probably resolved that they cannot make women happy, that no matter how hard they work or how much they sacrifice or how wonderful they are, women are still going to say,Yeah, but you are still just a baby in a man’s clothes.  If it weren’t for me, you would be a wandering idiot with no sense of where to go or what to do.'

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Comedians, et al.

Some comedians generate truly funny stuff and it's largely around the absurdity that is life vs. subconscious expectations. Comedians lacking the brains or imagination to write actual comedy instead find ways to make ppl laugh by appealing to their bigotries, fears, and weak self-images. Attacking others esp in vague general terms works to do this.

Whenever you watch someone laugh at jokes that rely on diminishing others esp in general ways, based on sex, race, etc., you are seeing someone with a weak self-image trying to comfort themselves in the face of their own internalized self-deprecation.

This is why feminists in general seem to love male-bashing humor and flip out at female-bashing humor. Fragile self-images.

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one-way humor

When I've called women on male-bashing jokes, I've invariably been told that I have no sense of humor, and just can't take a joke. "It's just a JOKE, Roger!" Well, I can't even recall the last time I heard a female-bashing joke, but I have no doubt that in the present climate it would only elicit charges of "misogyny," if not lawsuits.

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