Home of the Vikings, Now Home to the Girly Men

The New York Times does another one of its “Everyone should be a girly man” articles. Supposedly Sweden is the place where men now act like women, and love every minute of it. According to the New York Times ( which seems to be girly man central).

In this land of Viking lore, men are at the heart of the gender-equality debate. The ponytailed center-right finance minister calls himself a feminist, ads for cleaning products rarely feature women as homemakers, and preschools vet books for gender stereotypes in animal characters. For nearly four decades, governments of all political hues have legislated to give women equal rights at work — and men equal rights at home.

In perhaps the most striking example of social engineering, a new definition of masculinity is emerging.

“Many men no longer want to be identified just by their jobs,” said Bengt Westerberg, who long opposed quotas but as deputy prime minister phased in a first month of paternity leave in 1995. “Many women now expect their husbands to take at least some time off with the children.”

Birgitta Ohlsson, European affairs minister, put it this way: “Machos with dinosaur values don’t make the top-10 lists of attractive men in women’s magazines anymore.” Ms. Ohlsson, who has lobbied European Union governments to pay more attention to fathers, is eight months pregnant, and her husband, a law professor, will take the leave when their child is born.

“Now men can have it all — a successful career and being a responsible daddy,” she added. “It’s a new kind of manly. It’s more wholesome.

It’s a typical New York Times article – interview all the left wing advocates of a certain girly position, and then pretend that girliness is breaking out all over. It’s a trend! Like the left wing editors at women’s magazines are some sort of barometer of anything. Give me a break.

And it’s possible to have a career and be a responsible dad? Imagine that. Men have only been doing that for 5,000 years. But the crackpot Euro-minister discovers the fact.

The only problem is this: Muslims have stepped into the breach and are now taking over Sweden.

And they don’t believe in the girly man stuff.

In the end, the girly man stuff destroys your society. It’s all fun and games until somebody pokes out his civilization with a sharp Muslim.

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