Meninism is indeed a movement. But Meninism is not a movement in the same way that Feminism was and continues to be.
While Feminism as a movement had its time, as of now the pendulum has swung too far the other way. This is common with any movement; once started it will serve its purpose and then inevitably it will go too far.
Meninism is a reaction not so much to Feminism, but to its bastard offspring, that is a feminized male populace, that in its effort to accommodate the desires of women has lost its own identity and has gone too far in its efforts to please and has now left women wondering, “where have all the real men gone?”
Where women started out desiring equality and fair treatment, they didn’t want to end up with men trying to meet them in the middle. As is the unintended consequence of what we ask for and think we want, women ended up with men who gladly handed over their balls thinking that was the way to make women happy and thus keep women from bothering them, so that they may drink beer and watch 250 channels of television in peace. The unintended consequences were men thinking it was okay to cry, acting as vain as women in “shopping for couture,” and stealing their girlfriend’s facial cleanser.
Meninism is about what it means to be a man in today’s world. Meninism is about the the things our fathers should have taught us but didn’t. They were too busy being bushwacked by feminism. They’ve witnessed the entire spectrum of what it means to be a man during the time of feminism, which has bridged their own fathers, the father figure of the 50’s, to the emasculated, androgynous lumps of arrested adolescence that they raised who are now in their late 20’s and early 30’s. This is a time where the popular representation of the father is the demonized forms of Homer Simpson and Al Bundy.
A Call to Arms
This isn’t a “woe is us” diatribe. As a matter of fact, it’s a “call to arms.” It’s time for today’s boys to stand up and finally become the men that they should be. No longer will this prolonged adolescence be tolerated, instead these boys will finally learn what it means to become a man in today’s world. And not only will women support the effort, but they will stand up and cheer. The Meninists of today won’t do these things to simply quell the bitching of women in order to keep themselves happy, rather they will do so because that is what men do…and naturally what women want.