The 31-year-old cover girl has a more traditional view when it comes to relationships between men and women.
“I feel like the feminine has been a little undervalued,” she told the magazine. “We all have to get our own jobs and make our own money, but staying at home, nurturing, being the mother, cooking – it’s a valuable thing my mom created…
“And sometimes, you need your knight in shining armor. I’m sorry. You need a man to be a man and a woman to be a woman. That’s how relationships work.”
Judging by the resultant outrage, you’d think she was advocating the murder of unborn children, or defending homosexual sex, or – oh shoot. I forgot. Those kinds of things aren’t really outrageous anymore.
Common sense is, though.
Drop so much as a word in support of traditional roles for men and women, and the Feminist Establishment – armed with a withering hatred of all things feminine – will move heaven, earth, and a few galaxies to let you know of its extreme displeasure. “Somebody’s been a naughty, naughty girl.” (Say this in the voice of Chicken Run’s Mrs. Tweedy to get the full effect.)
And of course, there’s something funny about Erin Gloria Ryan’s comment: “Dunst is not paid to write gender theory so it shouldn’t surprise anyone that she’s kind of dumb about it.”
See, had Dunst said something about the utter uselessness of the human male – “and what a miserable creature he is, too!” – I’m betting Ryan would label her a super smart cookie. I imagine there’d be a line somewhere about the actress possessing a “depth of insight that transcends her career in Hollywood.”
Inspiring, isn’t it?
The Matt Walsh Blog is one of the best discoveries I’ve made all year, and this piece (Men and Women Are Not Equal) is a shining example why. Amid the sewage of postmodernist “thinking”, voices like his are nothing less than a breath of fresh, clean, life-giving air.
Men and women are not equal. They are not they same. There’s really no avoiding this fact, so Modern Liberators have instead set out to convince everyone that the inherent differences between men and women are meaningless and entirely superficial. Interesting thing, that feminism — it elevates women by telling them that every unique female trait is expendable and pointless. “There’s nothing special or different about you. Now you’re free! Congratulations!” Weak, gutless men absolutely love this idea. You should see all the emails I received from guys of that type. Here’s one example: “Matt, you’re such an idiot. “Chivalry” is bull sh*t. Why should I treat women any different from men?”
Uh, maybe because they ARE different, professor. But, sure, go ahead and treat your wife like a dude and see how long your marriage lasts. A guy who beats his wife is no worse than a guy who gets into a shoving match with his buddy, right? Again, good luck in your relationships, my friend. I’m just hoping for the day that our culture catches a glimpse of its reflection in the puddle of sewage on the sidewalk. Marriages are falling apart at a record pace, people are deathly afraid of commitment, and we’re raising a generation of kids who are terrified of getting married because they’ve never seen a healthy example of how it’s supposed to work. Think about that: there are millions of people in this country who have NEVER come in contact with a successful romantic relationship. That is absolutely chilling.
“Remember this: the strongest sign of the decay of a nation is the feminization of men and the masculinization of women. It is notable that in Communist nations women are exhorted, and compelled, to do what has traditionally been men’s work. American women, some of them, feel triumphant that they have broken down the ‘barricades’ between the work of the sexes. I hope they will still feel triumphant when some commissar forces a shovel or an axe into their soft hands and compels them to pound and cut forests and dig ditches. I hope they will be ‘happy’ when a husband deserts them and they must support their children and themselves alone. (After all, if a woman must be ‘free’ she shouldn’t object to men being free too, should she?) I hope they will feel ‘fulfilled’ when they are given no more courtesies due to their sex and no kindnesses, but are kicked aside on the subways buses by men, and jostled out of the way by men on busy sidewalks and elevators. I hope, when they look in their mirrors, that they will be pleased to see exhausted, embittered faces, and that they will be consoled by their paychecks.”
– Taylor Caldwell
Gabriel Hudelson is a friend, fellow blogger, and resident composer at Resounding Music. Recently, he shared a letter on his personal blog; a letter which he had written, and which I intend to share with you now:
Feminism is growing up.
It used to be enough for you to claim psychological superiority – to wear the spiritual pants – to hold the esteemed position as the only thing that stood between males and barbarism.
No longer. Now, not only are you better than the guys – but you’re one of them, too.
Not only is the new femme fatale seductive and shapely (sorry, guys, I’m really trying to find semi-modest pictures here), but she is also just as strong, just as fast, just as deadly as the men.
Some of you are just discovering this, but hopefully more and more girls will grow up with this realization instead of finding later that, for so long, they believed the myth that men had something that they needed.
Hopefully this message will reach them while they’re young.
Don’t worry – guys love it when you protect them, save them, lead them, beat them up when they need it. Nothing inspires them like being led into battle by a woman.
It’s no trouble for you, of course – you’re used to doing everything else for them anyway. Besides, the world needs you. Men just can’t do what you can do.
Especially not in a dress and high heels.
The world doesn’t need that whole “gentle and quiet spirit” thing anymore. It’s passé. What do you have to be gentle and quiet about? Anything men can do, you can do better!
Which makes me wonder – what do we need men for, anyway?
They’re so violent.
A Man (I’m sorry about that)
P.S. You may still have my seat on the lifeboat, if you want it.
Did you read that? All of it? Good. Now, read it again. And take a look at the original post, which includes an assortment of pictures that drive the point home even deeper.
“The world has enough women who are tough; we need women who are tender. There are enough women who are coarse; we need women who are kind. There are enough women who are rude; we need women who are refined. We have enough women of fame and fortune; we need more women of faith. We have enough greed; we need more goodness. We have enough vanity; we need more virtue. We have enough popularity; we need more purity.” ~ Margaret D. Nadauld