We live in strange times. Never has maleness been more difficult, less socially acceptable, and more dangerous to one’s health, wellbeing, career, and liberty. A once-proud gender, a bit under 50% of humanity, has been, through the miracle of gender fluidity, the invention of new pronouns, legislation, public opinion and politics, reduced to uncertain pariah status, at least on the coasts, on college campuses and now in the halls of Congress.
Men have always comprised, by definition, the evil patriarchy, a club, cult, fraternity–write your preferred negative label here–merely by being born with a penis, but even that kind of biological membership by erection is now in doubt. Yet men still bear the blame, not only for being male, but for virtually every societal pathology.