I’ve had some interesting conversations about #feminism #toxicmasculinity #toxicfemeninity recently.
It seems like most people lay the blame of society’s problems at the feet of absent fathers. Whilst I do think there’s been a serious breakdown of the family unit in recent times, I struggle to see how it is only men who are to blame.
I watched the documentary #theredpillmovie recently, and I was saddened (but not shocked) to find that men are by default denied access to their children in cases of divorce - not necessarily because they’re bad parents, but because generally a mother is considered the primary caregiver and primary custody is often granted to her even if there’s sufficient evidence to suggest she’s not entirely capable.
Whilst I agree that women are primary caregivers in the first few years of life - that doesn’t and shouldn’t lessen the value or importance of fathers or men. I think it’s important for us women to recognise our responsibility to our husbands, brothers and fathers and be thankful for their selflessness.
I agree with what Don Corleone said - it takes ‘muscle’ to shoulder the responsibility of a family. It’s a real man’s game.