On Tumblr, SoundlessDragon said:
Wholesome traditional femininity: idealizing dignity and modesty, baking and gardening, caring for children and home while a loyal and hardworking husband is away at work. A quiet, peaceful life.
Toxic traditional femininity: romanticizing white superiority and dom/sub kinks, actual internalized misogyny and believing women are the inferior sex.
Why is that in a movement (tradfem) that is intended to set women free from the pitfalls of modern life, people have to come along and set new standards for people to live by or else they’re not valid?
If you’re talking about women being free, then women should feel free to dabble in race play or D/s kinks or female inferiority or whatever they want – IF they consent and that’s what thrills them. Modern Traditionalism is about liberating women from stereotypes of what is “wholesome” and “toxic”, not just moving the goalposts around from one set of oppressive standards to another.
“The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it.“
You’re relaxing with the newspaper and she asks, “is there anything I can get you?”
You grin and reply, “a footstool would be great.”
She moves to retrieve the footrest and you correct her. “No, no, honey. You’re my footrest today.”
Order her to get down on her hands and knees and stay perfectly still while you put your feet up and continue to read.
Maybe it’ll take you an hour to finish the paper. Maybe it’ll take longer. That’s okay. You’re comfortable and that’s all that matters.
And what about her?
Don’t worry about her. She’s just a girl.
“I would rather have questions that can’t be answered than answers that can’t be questioned.”
– Richard Feynman
Feminized and passive men don’t solve problems. There are men in this world committing rape, murder, and all kinds of wickedness. When a man is feminized, he become passive and won’t stop those who are doing evil things. Feminized men are passive men, and passive men don’t draw lines in the sand, passive men won’t stand up for principles, passive men won’t protect, provide, and defend those who need it most.
But masculine men will stop evil men from committing evil. The same traits that supposedly make men “toxic” – warmongering, colonialism, and greediness – also make men courageous enough to stop evil men from doing evil things.
As Allie Stuckey once said, “we don’t need less masculinity, we need better masculinity.” This world doesn’t need feminized, passive men. This world needs better men, braver men. It needs good men who will stand up against men of evil intent and declare, “this is the line in the sand. and you will go no further.”
We don’t need less masculinity. We need more.
“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.”
– H.L. Mencken