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By Christopher DeMarco

What if I told you that there was a certain minority demographic in America today that makes up 49% of the population, 80% of suicides, 94% of workplace fatalities, and die an average of 6 years sooner than the rest of the population? (1) This demographic also has had its constitutional rights and equal  protections under the law slowly eroded over the past 50 years. Despite these things, the so-called “progressive” movement has not only been silent on the issues affecting this demographic, but they actually actively work to strip this demographic (men) of their rights.  

The narrative pushed by the left is that men have more privilege than any other demographic. In some ways, they do. But to whom much is given, much is expected. Feminists will tell you that women make x fewer dollars than men doing the same job, but I don’t plan on getting into that because there is a lot more to the picture than just the proposed wage gap, whether or not it exists. The fact is that men are required and even obligated by social norms to go out and earn the best living possible. Women have the privilege of choosing not to work, or working less, and being supported by a man. If you as an adult woman choose not to work, that is perfectly fine. However, if you are a man and you choose not to work, you are considered by society to be an abject failure. This requirement that men work is the reason men make up 94% of workplace fatalities. It is also why the male suicide rate is much higher; males are tasked with achieving things, their greatness is measured by what they achieve, and this standard can be crushing to those men who fail to achieve (Think Death of a Salesman).

Most men do the right thing: work a job and support a family. However, in today’s day and age, that isn’t even good enough. In movies, on television, and in popular culture, men are perceived as the bad guys. Instead of being praised for earning a good income to support their family, they are scorned for not “spending enough time with the family” or being “uncaring.” To add insult to injury, this bias against the male role in the family continues in the court system. In most states today, police are required to make an arrest in the event of a domestic disturbance, and in 75% of these cases, the man is arrested with no concrete evidence of any abuse. (3)  An automatic restraining order is then put into place against the man, forcing him to vacate his home.  I must stress again that this is done without proof of any wrongdoing.  The family court system that deals with these cases literally gives men who were involved in minor domestic altercations fewer rights than murderers, rapists, and bank robbers.

  To the family court system, your value as a man is literally only the dollar value you can produce. In 85% of divorce cases, women win full custody of all the children in the marriage. To make things worse, men are also required to pay “child” support that can exceed 75% of their income, payable of course, to the ex-wife, and not the children. It is no wonder that more than two-thirds of divorces are initiated by women; they can receive all the benefits of a marriage without any of the costs. The man, on the other hand, is left with all of the costs and none of the benefits. The ex-wife lives in their house, takes their kids. In return, the man might get to see the kids (with whom he is no longer close) on the weekends…  if he’s lucky. This is bad not only for the man, who is left destitute, divorce-raped, and 10x more likely to commit suicide than a divorced woman, but it also has horrific consequences for the children. Children from fatherless homes are statistically much worse off than their counterparts with a present father: they make up 85% of the prison population, 63% of suicides, 80% of rapists, 71% of teenage alcohol and drug abusers, and are 4 times more likely to be poor as adults. (2) The court’s removal of fathers from the family structure is destroying the fabric of our society. Creating strong men and women to be good citizens requires both masculine and feminine parental values. Young men and boys especially require a strong father figure to show them how to be a man.

While it manifests itself later in life, unfortunately, today’s progressive anti-male bias begins very early in life. In preschool, young boys are discouraged from engaging in masculine activities, such as rough-housing, playing tag, and generally just being boys doing boy things. It’s no wonder that grade school boys significantly underperform compared to girls; their masculine energy is sapped and they are punished for expressing it. This does not end later in life. In college, young men will be told by clueless professors that their “Toxic Masculinity” is something to be curtailed. Alternatively, a more appropriate celebration of masculinity that emphasizes the positivity of masculine traits and their necessity in today’s society. We need to produce more men who are strong leaders, pillars of their community, and strong father figures for the next generation. Today’s anti-male, progressive leftist agenda is sending us ever closer to the elimination of masculinity and a weakening of American society, ideals, and norms that have made us the greatest and most prosperous country on earth. Be warned!




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