The Killing Of “i”
Identity is something I’ve mentioned before but I’m not sure we’ve had an in depth discussion about the subject on MENZ.
We’re not born with identity, it’s something that is given to us, but I’m referring to more than just how we are identified and more to the content of that identity, which is us, which is our ‘I’.
The acknowledgement and preservation of identity appears to be much more central to criminal law than civil law although I haven’t thought too much about that, at this stage.
What inspires this post today is the thought that females are much more adept at killing each other’s developing identities than males are.
Those nasty catfights at high school in our teenage years always seemed so ruthless and often ended in tears and needed the adult intervention of teachers more so than male issues which generally related to discipline.
In our more feminised society that we live with today the term bullying is in the general dialogue of today’s teenage years and it makes me wonder then whether this behavior had been socially repressed?
It’s grown outwards of course to the workplace and social media.
As female agression has been liberalised and accepted (wrongly I think as it doesn’t qualify as equality) it’s been let loose as an assault on the male identity.
Across the board from the 1980s we’ve seen this uncertainty around male identity and an increasingly volatile assault on nearly every age group of males from early education right through to the “pale stale male”.
The feminist assault on the male identity to make it weak, compliant and beneficial to the feminist lifestyle … not what’s in your tool box but what’s in your handbag as you collect your accessories going through life.
Men refusing to surrender what they see as their male identity are labelled as rude, abusive, and wherever possible ostracised to some no-man’s land of toxic-masculinity.
That must affect relationships, expectations in relationships, and social outcomes
The process of killing male identity is blindly accepted not only in the family court but generally in society now, and while not entirely responsible for the high male suicide rate, must be a contributing factor.
If identity is a major factor in the advancement of feminism which I think it is when you look at the effort to create any form of mythical success beyond the acknowledgement of the real success of any women, then it’s surely no surprise that the otherside of that equation is to destroy male identity.
Is this a repressed subject as a result of feminist culture and is the killing of identity a means to killing men and getting away with murder?