The expression, “A good man is hard to find” could not be a more accurate depiction of the times…or if you’re Miley Cyrus, “a dick that’s not a dick” may better suit your fancy.
It’s interesting to observe what is happening in popular culture these days.
Between Kanye West’s recent conversion, and now Miley Cyrus admitting that she believed she “had to be gay” because all men were “evil” – I think it’s fair to say that some indoctrinal cultural thought is being challenged in Hollywood.
Cyrus said on a social media live with her new boyfriend, Cody Simpson, “I was just being hardcore feminist vibes…I don’t know…not allowing anyone in. But now I am. There are good men out there, guys. Don’t give up. You don’t have to be gay. There are good people with dicks out there, you just gotta find them. You gotta find a dick that’s not a dick, you know what I mean? I always thought I had to be gay because I thought that all guys were evil, but it’s not true. There are good people who happen to have dicks. I’ve only met one, and he’s on this live (insinuating her new boyfriend Cody Simpson).”
Two interesting things came to mind in the midst of that moment of truth:
- Cyrus admits she chose to be gay and insinuates that some people may be choosing the lifestyle. (You can imagine the negative feedback she’s received).
- There’s an obvious strain of modern feminism that has adopted lesbianism due to a cynicism about the lack of good men. While a misguided solution to an obvious social problem (a lack of good potential partners, something that has plagued both genders), it seems her stint with lesbianism was a secondary choice made because the primary desire of finding a good man seemed impossible.
A major flaw in modern feminism is that it simultaneously believes that men are better and worse than women. Better in the sense that the standard for everything has to remain masculine, (i.e. women have to be as strong as men to be truly strong). There can be no admittance of physical limitation or difference because that would be “gender bias” and unequal. What is forgotten often is that the pinnacle of a woman’s physical strength is not in how heavy she can lift, how fast she can run, but displayed in the very nature of her: her ability to labor life through the painful act of childbirth, something men throughout the ages have said they could not do.
But men are also worse, and masculinity is “toxic.” Instead of discussing what makes a man truly good and culturally holding men to that standard which would naturally root out toxic behavior, we’re now confused as to what is good and what is bad and what is masculine and left with a toxic lack of authentic masculinity.
The solution to bad men is good men, not women. Men offer something to women that women cannot offer each other. And vice versa. It is this complementary nature between the sexes that when coupled with virtue gives beauty to love and everything male and female. To think that eliminating the potentiality of half the population would solve your strife is obviously misguided. But we should at least be able to see by her vulnerability in this video that there is some real hurt between the genders and behind certain social reactionary movements. The root of how to solve that dilemma is what is up for discussion.
Jessica Kramer currently lives in Washington, D.C. and advocates for a return to the traditional family and a redefinition of feminism.