From selective service to human resources of almost every company in the USA, men are told to carry the water and shut up about it. Some things have NOT changed really. men have always carried the water, from fighting wars for the safety of women to inventing just about all gadgets from a to z. the difference is that now men are treated like evil, stupid, lazy, smelly, ignorant, knuckle dragging women haters who don’t deserve a warm bed and oh by the way we aren’t supposed to stand up and pee anymore either. The most frustrating aspect of course, is the liberal feminist type men who help support that thinking. Few good women out there right now that see this for what it is. Let’s face it, men are moderated, women are not. This one result alone creates a huge whole to the dark side that no one will admit is real.
Before bashing and stereotyping ALL women or American women OR all men Or all young people of a certain generation, think about a big source of this problem:
The constant, never ending messages from media land, the TV, advertisers, and Hollywood.
Our society promotes big time slut culture and self-centered immediate satisfaction. Just take the treatment of women alone. We’ve come a long way? Looks like the Stone Age to me. Look at the clothes that all “girls” are supposed to wear from elementary age to retirement age. Look at the way women are posed in media commercials. The cosmetic surgery. The importance of gigantic fake boobs. The woman characters on TV. Women are almost always used as sex meat. And it is not just the men who are accepting and promoting this. After being born into this Caligula culture, what do people expect? Garbage in. Garbage out.
What’s to counter this? Where is the balance? Where is our morality?
In our secular, material-crazed society there is an almost complete ignorance of scripture, a lack of moral upbringing, and no balance with participating in church, following God’s laws, time spent thinking about consequences, the future, or even an eternal afterlife.
If a person (the “typical” American woman, or young teenage boy, or whoever) only puts this garbage into their brain and never sees the other side (no one bothered to take them to church, the schools or day cares don’t teach Christian morals, and they don’t realize they can think outside the box) then they will continue to act like garbage.
But don’t completely write “these people” off! Everyone has made mistakes, we are all sinners. It is easy to condemn, to divide and pit one side against another.
So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking. They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts. Having lost all sensitivity, they have given themselves over to sensuality so as to indulge in every kind of impurity, and they are full of greed. Eph 4: 17-19 (NIV)
For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. Col I: 13-14 (NIV)