4 thoughts on “Abolish Father’s Day? Is Misandry (man hating) Killing Our Men?

  • June 16, 2018 at 8:51 am

    The prevalence of misandry in society is, I believe, far greater than is generally realized and acknowledged. That is why it is very gratifying whenever anyone so
    much as mentions, never mind acknowledges, its very existence. Misandry is so ingrained in our culture that it is generally accepted without the slightest hesitation or question.

    A typical form of misandry which never seems to be questioned is the frequent characterizing of anything bad as “masculine” or “male”, while, of course, anything good is “feminine” or “female”. That there are many females who engage in bad behaviours as well as males, and that there are many males who engage in good behaviours as well as females is a fact which is completely ignored when such standard – but fundamentally misandrist – characterization is presented.

    Another prevalent form of misandry which frequently manifests itself is the default attitude of some women to being alert to anything negative in the men with whom they come into contact, resulting frequently in hypercritical, rude and demeaning behaviour towards them. This attitude is so deeply ingrained as to be completely subliminal.

    One of the reasons for the widespread ignorance of misandry in society is probably the prominence for many decades now of the Women’s Lib movement (nothing wrong with having such a movement as appropriate), which recently is experiencing a revival through the MeToo movement (also nothing wrong with that as appropriate).

    However, the male of the species has too readily bought into the automatic “mea culpa” response without considering the unjust and inappropriate tendency of these movements to tar all males with the same brush. In other words, men should speak out for greater recognition of those among them who do not fit into the negative perceptions which are too readily promoted without appropriate balance.

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  • June 18, 2018 at 10:55 am

    This is no surprise. It’s been happening for some years now. And of course, no honest person can deny that Mother’s Day has always been considered more important by society in general.

    As to the emasculation of males in our society…it’s far too late to debate whether it’s happening or not. It’s a fact of life and has been for decades now. Males haven’t got enough positive male role models and what few they do have left are slowly being appropriated by females anyway. But their natures haven’t changed in the slightest. Eventually that WILL bite us all in the bottom one way or another. We simply can’t continue this brainwashing campaign of denying a male psychology exists or demonizing it. There will be a reaction and the full brunt of it, inevitably, will raze our civilization. After all, who’s going to defend it?

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  • October 19, 2018 at 11:18 am

    Thank you as you have restored my faith in Psychcentral.
    many other articles on this site are extremely guilty of misandry.

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  • June 14, 2019 at 9:54 pm

    As a father of an alienated child I reassure you Father’r day is not on my mind. I want my child in my life not a symbol. Yet the symbol is another kinfe in my heart. Why not take it away and drop the pretence? The movement was never about equality.

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