To Be or Not to "Be a Man"

Proper Manhood Is Within Reach

Legend has it that radical feminists once proclaimed, "A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle!" This could be a stand-up comedienne's punch line in a joke about a blind date with a jerk, but as a statement of human needs, it is laughable. Granted, it reflects the attitude of some women, including some who have had very bad experiences with men, but how true is it for all women, including many happily married wives and mothers?

Since many women do seem to need men, the new target for rejection by feminists is manhood or masculinity. A 2015 documentary, The Mask You Live In, claims that "Be a man!" are the three most destructive words you can say to a boy because they promote "toxic...


is the executive editor of Salvo and Touchstone magazines.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #47, Winter 2018 Copyright © 2020 Salvo |


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