28th October 2010
Another in a long line of feminist attempts to feminize men, parallel to the standard strategy of attempting to masculinize women.
A key agenda for modern feminism is to work with men to decrease the penalties encountered by those who flout the expectations that stem from conventional masculinity. When ideal-worker norms police men into breadwinner roles, this hurts not only women. It also hurts many men who cannot live up to the breadwinner ideal. Since most American families cannot live comfortably on one income, many working-class men, as well as many middle-class men, find themselves in the painfully demoralizing position of being unable to “support their families.”
In short, ‘We need more wussy men! Let’s make it happen!’