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  •  Republicans truly believe in female power & choice (1+ / 0-)
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    Conservatives' reactionary views on sexuality, gender relations, and family all boil down to the belief that it's the man - the father and husband - not the woman, whose role in the family and thus in society is artificial, precarious, and in need of institutional support and protection.

    Very long story short, manhood is conditional upon performance ("provide and protect"), while womanhood is a biological fact.  Men need many things (strength, skill, discipline, courage, selflessness) to be worth anything to anyone and especially to women, while women need only their bodies to be valuable to men ... and any man will do, but especially men with the power to command or purchase the labor of others and who thus have no need for a "helpmeet".  Men value women more than women value men and thus women can always leave, confident that they have somewhere else to go; only liberals who think that the only "real women" are the ones that live alone and work would deny this.  When women can "marry the government", whose money and power vastly exceeds that of any man (and unlike any man, asks nothing in exchange for its bounty), why would they settle for less?

    Domestic politics is the continuation of civil war by other means.

    by Visceral on Thu Apr 10, 2014 at 01:47:51 PM PDT

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    •  Interesting and original (3+ / 0-)
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      nellgwen, AmazingBlaise, kkkkate

      Is this your synthesis, or have you had this 'splained to you?

      The first human being who insulted his enemy instead of throwing a rock at him was the founder of civilization. - Freud

      by Dhavo on Thu Apr 10, 2014 at 02:18:09 PM PDT

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      •  synthesis (1+ / 0-)
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        These views or something similar are pretty much universal in the manosphere.

        The corollary is that patriarchy is necessary if men are going to be anything more than disposable sperm donors spending most of their time doing their own thing on the fringes of a matriarchal society.  All those violent and underachieving man-children who only care about sex and their toys that feminists complain about are pretty much the polar opposite of patriarchs and ironically are made possible by female independence and lack of patriarchal socialization for both sexes.  Men have to be able to expect loyalty and respect from a proper lady before he'll be willing to commit to her.  He needs to ensure (not trust because love) that the kids he's going to be expected to provide for are his and that he'll have the right to be a father (not an ATM machine) to them.

        Domestic politics is the continuation of civil war by other means.

        by Visceral on Thu Apr 10, 2014 at 03:02:03 PM PDT

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    •  My wife loves me (0+ / 0-)

      Don't ask me why!

      Warren/Grayson 2016! Yes We Can!

      by BenFranklin99 on Fri Apr 11, 2014 at 10:59:23 PM PDT

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