Political Correctness is Male Prohibition


By Moses Apostitacus

One of the cardinal delusions of leftist thinking in our time is that men and women are essentially interchangeable. To the leftist, gender identity is ‘fluid’; rather than a ‘heteronormative’ binary, gender should be understood as a spectrum. Where you sit on the spectrum is up to you. You can even chuck on a dress and some lippie and go from Bruce to Cait, earning rapturous applause in the process.

5190359467_ee97b764e4_John-WayneAnyone who has ever actually watched men and women in any setting knows that this is utter bollocks. Men and women are categorically different. Prior to 21st century postmodern Western culture, this has been implicitly recognised by all societies throughout all of history. The clearest evidence of the differences between men and women can be seen in how single-gender groups organise themselves. Men compete with each other to establish hierarchies which enable order and co-operation. The bloke at the barbeque holding the tongs will invariably be the alpha male. The unfit bloke that everyone makes fun of is the delta, with the other males somewhere in between. You can see this informal pattern of organisation in all male groups, and men are very aware of where they sit in relation to other males. It’s not optional.

Women, on the other hand, are egalitarian. Female groups prioritise social harmony and inclusiveness, and as a result separate groups can form within a female social dynamic if different females can’t get along. Harmony within groups is prioritised over order. While women can be very competitive, this is usually for the attentions of men and will not result in the creation of a hierarchy. Due to these categorical differences, all-male groupings tend to be much more comfortable with authority than all-female ones.

I know that description of how gender differences operate was painfully simplistic, but it’s also undeniably accurate. It’s also impossible to say in any public or professional setting in 21st century Australia without eliciting howls of derision. The howlers will be the usual Social Justice Warrior (SJW) crowd, with their feminist male white knights called in for support. Any advocacy for the interests of men is met with scorn these days, and is immediately interpreted as male chauvinism.

Let me be clear: men are not better than women. Neither gender is superior; they are complementary.

While the SJW rhetoric is about equality, this is a lie. What Cultural Marxists have been pushing for the last 50 or so years is female supremacism. Male chauvinism is morally repugnant and intellectually dishonest; so is female chauvinism. If we wish to have true gender justice, we must acknowledge the unique attributes and strengths of each gender and be able to honour them both.

The attack on gender reality in this country is becoming more intense. Cheltenham Girls’ High School, a prestigious public school in Sydney, recently mandated that teachers not use gender-specific terms when referring to students. One has to wonder, what would a non-girl be doing in an all-girls’ school, anyway? Across the UK now, boys are allowed to wear skirts to school. Are they trying to promote bullying? The Victorian Department of Education and Training now requires school Principals to formulate a ‘school management plan’ if a student decides they do not identify with their ‘designated sex at birth’. Part of this requires that the entire school body be propagandised about transgenderism. What might 10-year-old Timmy be thinking when the whole school assembly gets told that Jenny from Year 6 is now Jeff? If Timmy wants a bit of attention, of course he might ponder if he’s really Tammy. Maybe then he’ll get special treatment too?

These instances are the inevitable consequences of the insanity of our beliefs on gender in the postmodern West, and should be called what they are: child abuse. Just when adolescents are at their most vulnerable when it comes to identity formation, and are making the treacherous journey from child to adult, the adults around them pull the rug from under them and intentionally confuse them about the most basic element of their identity. If we wanted to stoke antisocial and antipersonal behaviours such as bullying, self-harm and suicide, we couldn’t do better than our current approach. It’s a heinous and nasty assault on our young.

How did we reach this abominable and ludicrous situation? Political correctness is the enforcement mechanism for the groupthink mentality created by critical theory. Just briefly, critical theory was developed by Central European Marxist philosophers in the mid-20th century following the failure of the communist revolution to spread after World War I. It’s an ingenious set of false philosophical positions, all crafted to demoralise and destroy traditional Western culture by eradicating its traditional Christian roots. It’s the Marxist dialectic applied to culture and identity instead of economics. When these philosophers, known colloquially as the Frankfurt School, fled to America to escape Hitler, their philosophy fused neatly with American Progressivism to create the particularly puritanical and dogmatic identity politics we are cursed with today. The term ‘political correctness’ was coined by Trotsky, and used by leftists themselves in the 80’s and 90’s until normal people recognised its noxious and totalitarian overtones.

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At its root, political correctness is the prohibition of maleness. Men are born ‘politically incorrect’, and the only atonement possible for men in our culture is to deny their maleness and castrate themselves on the altar of Cultural Marxism. Men bond through deprecating jokes, insults and, occasionally, fights. The process of male bonding requires it. By prohibiting these normative male behaviours and labelling them antisocial, we have denied our boys the ability to measure themselves against others and develop resilience, character and a sense of belonging. Our classrooms are filled with boys who are seething inside as their very nature is held up by their feminist teachers as something subhuman and socially unacceptable. We can see the result of this attack on maleness in the statistics of male wellbeing: boys and men perform lower academically, they are much more likely to kill themselves, they are much more likely to be the victim of violence, they are far more likely to go to prison and the incidence of substance abuse and dependency among them is far higher than for females. I guess patriarchy just ain’t what it used to be.

Of course, the critical theory-indoctrinated SJW’s will respond to this argument with derision. Who cares that women are in charge now, it’s only fair! The problem is, men built civilisation. The universities where those SJW’s received their indoctrination were built by men. The intellectual foundations of the twisted philosophies they imbibed there were developed by men. Men designed and built the cars they use to drive to their government-funded job in media, education or government. Men developed the technologies that car relies on, as well as the economic system that made it affordable. Men built the world, largely because they were competing with other men. Men drive civilisation forward, or least keep it maintained. While a man is more likely to be the violent criminal who stages a siege, it will also be men who storm the building and rescue the hostages. Men are always at the edge, pushing boundaries and finding new limits. If humans were all female, we would still be living at a neolithic level of social organisation. Our mud and grass huts would have lovely curtains, but there would be no wifi. A world without men is a world without the Great Wall of China, the Eiffel Tower, the pyramids and the moon landing.

If we keep destroying maleness by prohibiting its transmission to the next generation of boys, we will continue to slide toward a society where Peter Pan Syndrome kidult males opt out of contributing altogether. That will not be a victory for feminism; it will be a defeat for everybody.

The view from up on the mountain was degeneracy. Degeneracy everywhere. When Moses came back down again, he determined to help destroy it.

Moses blogs at http://follyofreason.org

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  • thefinn

    Why should it come as a surprise??

    Where once upon a time it wouldn’t be unheard of in Australia for there to be a fight at the pub and a couple people got thrown in a cell for the night, now it’s far more serious and people are likely to get thrown in jail for it – even if no one was hurt.

    Once upon a time we could swear and smoke in public, you could watch the cricket and see Dennis Lillee abusing some Indian player and vice versa on the cricket pitch. And yet months later be one of the team that boycotts south africa because of apartheid. People were not judged on what might happen in the heat of the moment – but what they thought when cool calm and collected.

    Everyone and everything was far more…alive once upon a time.
    Now it has been sanitised for TV, advertisers and women.

  • Shakazulu

    I like your view Moses. As a women I get very depressed with the total lack of common sense and non debate coming from the so called feminists ( or the feminazi )

  • I Love XYZ

    I wonder how many “people” (that term used should make this fit into PC speak?) will get hysterical over this?

  • AlanH

    ‘Political Correctness’…. Herd psychology pushed by insecure people who desperately seek social conformity.

  • Jack Tilley

    Great article. This is in fact a far bigger problem than Islamic terrorism. Civilisational self-harm. The Islamic terrorists are only jackal-like opportunists, attracted by the sight of a weakened civilisation about to keel over.

    And Christina Hoff Summers is magnificent. And what a classic, toward the end of the vid — the kindly teacherly effort to replace the good ole tug-of-war with a…tug-of-peace. Oh, we’re tuggin’ it alright — soon all that’ll be left to do is drop the final sad tissue down the dunny and flush.

  • Olaf Koenders

    It’s no wonder I never did a single book report when I was in high school, because the books were chosen by women and they were all full of luvvy, touchy-feely crap. My internet and mentor back in 1981 was the Encyclopedia Britannica. It taught me tons of useful stuff like making explosives, for one example. Algebra made no sense at all to me until I taught myself computer programming.

    Many of my schoolmates went on to finish high school, and were left with chopping and selling wood to make a living for some time. I got out early and left that one-horse town for some actual work.

    The video’s great. I’m glad she mentioned the ridiculous stuff where suspensions (if not expulsions) are happening to those that merely point their fingers like a gun. There’s FAR too much PC crap going on these days. Thankfully, the pushback has begun. The more shrill and ridiculous the PC-ers are, the more they single themselves out and reap their own rewards.

  • LadyMoonlight

    I am a female high school teacher and I totally agree with this article. It’s spot on. Men and women ARE different, we are supposed to be different and no amount of political correctness can change that. It is really difficult being the only conservative teacher in the staff room. While my colleagues are all good, decent people, and much of the ribbing is good natured, I still often feel so alone when it comes to the many conversations that swirl around the staff room. It is getting to the point where I literally bite my tongue and keep my mouth shut because it’s not worth it. I am not, have never been and will never be a feminist, so I tread carefully around my female colleagues on some issues. It is the champagne/chardonnay socialist that I really feel contempt towards; those who have never gone without anything in their lives, make money and have investments or own their own homes with their partner (god, I hate that word, sounds like a relationship is a business deal) being all lefty in their beliefs.
    While I am over political correctness, I do see an advantage to the concept being fashionable since the 70s or 80s or whenever it came into being; that advantage is that sooner or later, society will have gone so far to the left, the only way for it to go is to the right, wayyyy to the right because enough people will refuse to continue with the concept sooner or later.

    • That’s very encouraging LadyMoonlight. I come from a secondary education background myself, and having to work in hostile territory for long periods takes a toll. It’s why I’m so laser-focused on attacking Cultural Marxism.

      You’re spot on about the phony moralism of middle class lefties. I wonder if we’re near that point of swinging back against leftism? Perhaps that’s the lefties are getting more crazy in their witchhunts and virtue signalling?

      I admire your honesty and integrity in not giving in to feminism. It would have made things much easier for you personally and professionally. For me, there was no hope as a white, Christian male.

      I dread the idea of going back to the classroom and having to teach their History again. I miss the kids and I love the subject, but not the PC nonsense I had to teach or the passive-aggression of the worst type of leftists. They were usually the Heads of Department and Deputies too as leftists are ruthless careerists. Good on you for sticking with it.

  • Karen Dwyer

    Very good article. However, there was one sentence where you have erred on the side of gallantry. Women DO form hierarchies and it’s as well for you to know this because the methods used to enforce female hierarchies are far reaching and long lasting. These methods are: ostracism (refusing to acknowledge or talk to someone); slander; withholding information; ambushing others with “heads I win, tails you lose” situations or conversations; taking offence without clear communication of needs; applying double standards; playing the victim after harming someone else; using “unwritten rules” and convoluted logic to condemn others; and using physical attacks. For all I know, men’s hierarchies are enforced this way too. There’s a reason that “hen-pecked” is in the vocabulary: women will assert a hierarchy viciously just as chooks do. All those movies about little groups of friends? These sorts of groups are only able to exist by pushing others out. You may have noticed these same tactics used in other hierarchies. Just bear in mind that when a group feels strong enough it will use physical force to the point of death. It will have done a lot of nipping and pecking first.

    • Karen I think I should print that out and stick it to my office wall. That’s a list every male should be given on their first day of work.

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