Ok, Here’s My 2¢
Ever since Kim du Toit wrote his piece “The Pussification Of The Western Male” (link is temporary) there has been a lot of comment on it all over the blogosphere. Most positive, some negative, some downright hilarious. It is, as Donald Sensing put it, “over the top” in places, but that’s just Kim.
But let me put in my 2¢ on the subject.
Kim is not an isolated male. He’s married. And Connie is no shrinking violet. And on her webpage is her manifesto:
Men create and defend societies. Women civilize them.
Men have been holding up their end of the bargain. We women have dropped the ball entirely.
We can, must, and will do better
Remember that when you read Kim’s rant.
Civilized does not equal pussified.
Edited to add this appropriate quote:
To be civilized is to restrain the ability to commit mayhem.
To be incapable of committing mayhem is not the mark of the civilized,
merely the domesticated. – Trefor Thomas
UPDATE: Like I actually need to link it, the Blogfather has a link-filled post on the controversy.