Patterico's Pontifications


Trump Has Fans

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 9:55 pm

And some of those fans are being charged with criminal threats:

Alvin, TX is about 30 minutes south of downtown Houston, Texas.

Enjoy your fifteen minutes of fame, Abigail Jo Shry.

Feminist Academic Chicksplains Men’s Problems

Filed under: General — JVW @ 9:09 am

[guest post by JVW]

Oh golly, boys, our toxic masculinity has drawn the attention of yet another ivy tower academic who self-identifies as female (as far as I am willing to confirm):

“Niobe Way, a professor of developmental psychology at New York University and the author of ‘Deep Secrets: Boys’ Friendships and the Crisis of Connection,’ said many boys are raised with what she called ‘the cowboy mentality’ – ‘I can do it myself, I don’t need others’ – often perpetuated by ‘the father wanting the son to man up and not be so soft. … The whole model of getting help is part of so-called femininity,’” the article reads.

“Women end up being the therapist for their husband, and more are getting sick of it,” Way added.

Dammit, guys, even when we’re trying to spare the fairer sex from our anxieties and shortcomings, it turns out that we impose on them anyway. This reminds me of how every time we try to help with the laundry we end up folding the clothes the wrong way, and every time we offer to pick up groceries on our way home we end up botching the entire order. We just can’t win for trying. And Niobe Way would know a lot about paragons of perfect manhood; after all, she presented an honorary doctorate to that contemporary Robert Mitchum himself, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

First of all, it’s not our fault, Dr. Way, that your parents gave you a pretentious name from Greek mythology related to a nutjob breeding sow who issued forth fourteen children and then watched as the gods cut them down one by one after mom ran her mouth about her mega-fertility. I had nothing to do with that. Nor am I at all impressed that she has spent her academic career banking money from the Facebook cartel and serving up digestible banalities which comports pretty much exactly with conventual progressive wisdom about such leftist hobby-horses as “hate crimes” and “mass violence.” Her academic expertise, such that it is, would seem to be in interpreting the lives of young boys, and she has allies in the sort of dudes who grow their hair long and write ponderous essays for Ms. magazine while conning dipshit HR administrators into having them consult on the fashionable corporate blather and blarney that has taken over all of the most excitable and delicate halls of power these days.

If that’s not enough, our own government — at least while suffering under the distracted ambit of Joe Biden — tends to agree, and in the untarnishable name of Surgeon General Vivik Murthy has crapped out a study whose conclusions are so unbelievable as to be laughable:

Loneliness is far more than just a bad feeling — it harms both individual and societal health. It is associated with a greater risk of cardiovascular disease, dementia, stroke, depression, anxiety, and premature death. The mortality impact of being socially disconnected is similar to that caused by smoking up to 15 cigarettes a day and even greater than that associated with obesity and physical inactivity.

I’m really not trying to score points for Team Loneliness, but I think I’ll call into question the methodology of a study which claims it’s worse to watch television alone on a Friday night than it is to smoke three-quarters of a pack of cancer sticks each and every day or to have a pizza for breakfast on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.

But notwithstanding all of that, I’m inviting you fellas to use the comments section below to really share your feelings and to call upon the rest of los caballeros for succor and support. Ladies, I invite you to sit mutely in respect for our struggles as men. Or else mercilessly needle us. Either way is good.


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