We are saved…

Men of the world. We are in crisis. But we are not foresaken. We are not lost. We will not go extinct.

Because our saviour is here and it is…. a woman.

Yep…lol… The very manly Tim Stanley informs us today in the Tellygiraffe, that our saviour is just coming over the hill.

Nina Power’s book “What do men want: Masculinity and Its Discontents” will be published on 3rd Feb.

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Says Timmy:

If you ­proceed on the assumption that masculinity is inherently toxic, she argues, you risk implying that most men are bad – and they’re not. “Far from possessing great power, men are frequently trapped in systems of other men’s making.” To be a man nowadays is “in great part, and at the risk of sounding dramatic, to suffer” – from comparatively high rates of suicide, homelessness and murder, and stereotyping.

Patriarchy might be part of the problem, as Jablonka also argues, by compelling men to live according to masculine codes that are as repressive to them as they are unfair to women, but declaring war on masculinity will only add to men’s sense of alienation, at a moment when aspects of culture and economics have moved in women’s favour. The new economy rewards brain; brawn is out of style. “It’s more fashionable to be a woman,” Fay Weldon is quoted as saying. “Women appear to be more powerful, at least among young men.”

Uh… only the dumb, timid, gelded ones, Fay, you ratty old battleaxe.

Obviously we can’t read and dissect this inevitably lumiary tome yet, but the publisher’s blurb on Amazon gives us the first clue as to the comedy shitshow of false premises that we are about to bear witness to.

From the acclaimed philosopher and author of One-Dimensional Woman, a bold, playful and open-minded exploration of the role of men in the twenty-first century

Something is definitely up with men. From millions online who engage with the manosphere to the #metoo backlash, from Men’s Rights activists and incels to spiralling suicide rates, it’s easy to see that, while men still rule the world, masculinity is in crisis.

How can men and women live together in a world where capitalism and consumerism has replaced the values – family, religion, service and honour – that used to give our lives meaning? Feminism has gone some way towards dismantling the patriarchy, but how can we hold on to the best aspects of our metaphorical Father?

With illuminating writing from an original, big-picture perspective, Nina Power unlocks the secrets hidden in our culture to enable men and women to practice playfulness and forgiveness, and reach a true mutual understanding and a lifetime of love.

I’m going to channel The Great One here for a moment and state the obvious: If you, as a man, are expecting ANY of your problems, handicaps, hindrances and hardships to be correctly identified and diagnosed – let alone fixed – by a woman, you’re probably not ready for this, but you may as well be expecting Stephen Hawking to improve your skateboarding skills.

Do you want to know how acclaimed this woman’s ONE OTHER BOOK is?

It was published 13 years ago. It was 81 pages long. Eighty-one. Pages. John Galt’s speech in Atlas Shrugged in longer than that, and that’s one speech… It garnered 27 ratings, only 12 of which were accompanied by reviews. In 13 years.

There are 1440 books of feminist criticism and 10456 books of philosophy that have had more traction than Nina Power’s last book.

Do you want to know how acclaimed she is as a philosopher?

Power received her PhD in philosophy from Middlesex University on the topic of Humanism and Antihumanism in Post-War French philosophy, and also has an MA and BA in Philosophy from the University of Warwick. She has taught at Middlesex, Orpington CollegeLondon College of CommunicationMorley College. Power also worked as a Tutor in Critical Writing in Art and Design at the Royal College of Art, is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a member of the British Philosophical Association.

Those academic institutions probably don’t mean much to anyone outside of the UK, so let me assure you: they don’t mean anything to anyone inside the UK either. And note that it doesn’t say WHAT SHE TAUGHT at those places. I’m going with crochet, or interpretive basket-weaving. But not philosophy.

Something is definitely up with men. From millions online who engage with the manosphere to the #metoo backlash, from Men’s Rights activists and incels

Okay, honey, if you say so. Of course it’s completely unprecedented that men band together with other men to exchange ideas, drink, fight, cause and solve all their problems. You’re bound to conclude that something is definitely “up with men” if we say “hold up there, you hypocritical, bandwagon jumping, victim-status seeking, wall-hitting, metoo grifting, money-grubbing ho.”

And there were never any incels before 2014 who heard a kerfuffle of women coming over the hill and said “Fuck that noise. Train sets, anyone?”

spiralling suicide rates

Come now… be honest. Are suicide rates really spiralling? Or have they always been 4x higher for men on the grounds of their capacity for actually getting the job done? And where suicides are spiralling, are they not more to do with the hollowing out of the middle and working class jobs in vast swathes of the west, and the medical retirement of millions of superfluous men into a Fentanyl wonderland? And isn’t a great deal of this being driven by women who demand to be in the workplace and for the workplace to be made into their own little knitting circle? And that having eliminated the possibility of actually creating any goods in the west, all the skilled jobs were sent to China and India? Only the women’s jobs (HR, marketing, PR, receptionist) remain.

it’s easy to see that, while men still rule the world, masculinity is in crisis.

Okay, Nina. So far, so sketchy.

How can men and women live together in a world where capitalism and consumerism has replaced the values – family, religion, service and honour – that used to give our lives meaning?

Oh boy there’s something to unpack here, okay.

If capitalism and consumerism were king, would we have spent the last 2 years shutting down the economy and hiding in our houses, in our PJs, watching Netflix?

No, because emotionalism, safetyism, hypochondria and pathology are king, aren’t they? The four horsemen of the boomerpocalypse.

Is your book, Nina, going to explore who may have been responsible for the dissolution of family and religion, the debasing of service and honour? I somehow think it will not.

Feminism has gone some way towards dismantling the patriarchy, but how can we hold on to the best aspects of our metaphorical Father?

So, having dismembered your father, you now think it’s a good time to discuss how to store the best bits of him in some kind of useful stasis? “Oh Maggie, he always had a good heart. Let’s put it in the glass-fronted chiller cabinet where we will always have it close to us.”

With illuminating writing from an original, big-picture perspective, Nina Power unlocks the secrets hidden in our culture to enable men and women to practice playfulness and forgiveness, and reach a true mutual understanding and a lifetime of love.

I know you don’t want to believe this, but WE FUCKING HAD ALL OF THAT BEFORE YOU RANCID CUNTS STARTED DISMEMBERING EVERYTHYING.

So, I’m looking forward to this book, and either I’ll be very pleasantly surprised (at how peaceful I find things now that my balls are in a velvet pouch in a lawyer’s client account) or I’ll be taking this audacious grifting bitch apart, piece by piece.

If you can’t wait and you want to get an idea of what’s ahead, just read Nina Power’s wikipedia entry.

AJ

4 thoughts on “We are saved…

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  2. My 910mm stick for these sort of things is to swap the sexes/races/religions (as appropriate) and see if it still sounds fair and balanced. Hmm.
    And I start from a position of, “Evolution has leveled the field for both males and females – if you don’t think so, then you’ve not understood all the good and bad aspects”.
    Does Ms Power tick those boxes? No

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