The problem we face with progress
One could ask: What right does someone with a few years experience have to judge a movement? What knowledge could someone provide who hasn’t lived through the days of the 1st feminist wave or the 2nd feminist wave?
There are a range of answers that can show a person who has little actual ‘in the face experience with hateful feminists‘ gives a balanced point of view. Especially when that person has vowed to find the answer themselves.
But what is strange about the answer is that men in NZ have known it for decades. Nothing has changed in decades from men’s perspective and some are still anti feminism wanting women back in the kitchen while others are pro feminism as seeing the need was there and what happened was right and just. It seems that the MRM on the whole has still not shifted from this political fight within it’s organisation which has made it almost impossible for it to shift outside to affect the real world.
I have found it easy to ask “What is going on here?”, over the last 2 years because the answer has been synonymous. I don’t know whether I didn’t believe it or whether it hadn’t been explained to me well enough that encouraged me to keep looking for the answer. But I can say that I feel as if I am social worker in Africa trying to feed the starving while political warfare goes on that stops the starving from the food.
Feminism was a movement of women to begin with. Not an actual political move and this has allowed both left and right to pick it up as a cause and a tool for parties to use to get votes.
Masculism on the other hand is an enemy to feminism and considers it to belong to the left wing thus making masculism not a movement but a right wing policy that the right wing will not pick up for the simple fact that right wing policy is not anti feminism. It stands to reason that being anti a movement that is 40 years of age with many worthwhile policies cannot be overthrown over night nor in the next generation while technology and business theology thrives. Women are a valued tool to also bring changes around on a global scale without war or alongside war as a 2nd tier to the bush administration and until only war is the answer to revolution women will not be going back into the kitchen. (so to speak)
This leaves the MRM with 2 solutions. Either work with feminists or work against feminists.
But again this leaves the MRM divided between anti feminists and pro feminists.
I like to tell men that women are seeing men’s point of view because it is truth. They do! But in saying that …. women are reluctant to put down the cause to care for women just to suit the MRM. “What would you give up to mend the genders?” one can ask. But then the answer needs to be different when talking to the 2 different sides of the MRM. One side would be happy with negotiation while the other side expects you to surrender your soul as if you have been captured and fear torture. “Seriously, I don’t think women are fearing men at the moment and I don’t think the next generation of women fear men either but will do the opposite behaviour of the generation of women before them whether it be marry younger and have children younger or turn lesbian.
Things changing society.
Men are moving today in a direction that is anti marriage because of the failure rate they have seen in past generations and possibly a marriage strike will bring men and women closer because of the destruction of families and the pain that has been caused to them when innocent children.
Possibly gender feminists will find themselves in front of a firing range for their murderous behaviour around late abortions. Or that Christians will pressure the laws to change forcing all women to be pro life and we can start again with the problem of underground black market procedures. Either way it is all about the lobbying and vote. And either way it is a political fight by women against women. Still not an actual MRM move.
Then there is the next generation who has almost forgotten the past. Somewhere along the way bigger more important issues have surfaced for the young. One that is bringing them united as global movements rather than small movements as families. Environmental issues, war issues, superpowers and world poverty. We have advanced much with our communication and freedom of choice is accepted almost these days as religion.
But what is an MRM move then?
Can it be caring for males and providing support in the community or is this too out of reach and the community is left standing trying to feed the staving while political warfare exists to stop the food from it’s journey?
Or is the journey happening behind the back, in the silent alleys of the MRM? Is it possible that eventually there will become one MRM when one side becomes greater than the other side?
And which side will prevail in this global world that is fast moving towards a world never seen before?