Let boys be boys for goodness sake

Australian commentator Miranda Devine has hit the nail on the head with her opinion piece entitled ‘Stop telling boys to act like girls’. On the one hand we have anti-white conferences run by white people and attended by white people and, on the other hand, a growing agenda to cause gender confusion amongst our youth and to demonise our men. It is a society gone mad.

IN this era of women-only parking, women-only trains, women-only apartments and transgender bathrooms, it seems the only acceptable man is a man who wants to be a woman.

The job of pathologising masculinity continues apace.

There’s the government’s new domestic violence campaign which portrays little boys as aggressive misogynists.

There’s the undergraduate newspaper Honi Soit, which claims that rugby teams at private boys’ schools foster a “rape culture”.

Or what about the Sydney preschool which bans four-year-old boys from dressing up as Batman for fear superhero costumes will make them “violent”?

Yes, the only way men can find forgiveness for their dark, brute natures is to denounce other men, or otherwise to swap sexes, a la Caitlyn Jenner.

Succumbing to Stockholm syndrome and turning on your fellow man is certainly easier, especially if you still have a chip on your shoulder about the alpha jocks at school who effortlessly attracted the attention of all the hot alpha girls.

It’s probably been that way since caveman days, when the sweaty warriors came home full of bravado and testosterone. Only, now, our society actually values the nerdy guys who stayed behind to write poetry and pick berries with the ladies. Look at Bill Gates. And Mark Zuckerberg. After millennia of evolution, we’re living Revenge of the Nerds. You’d think they’d be grateful. But no.

Take Pranay Jha, a former student of the prestigious King’s School and a ­bespectacled GPS debater, who has penned a tour de force of craven self-loathing in the Sydney University campus organ Honi Soit.

Becoming Caitlyn Jenner suddenly seems a sensible option.
It comes with a trigger warning, naturally. Far be it from me to say he has an inferiority complex about the more popular, athletic, physically disciplined boys who played rugby or rowed in the First Eight at his alma mater, while he toiled away thanklessly in the Seconds Debating team.

They had “the ability to get girls, be invited to parties and to hold a reserved seat at the Royal Oak Double Bay”. No wonder he’s upset!

But his message is brutal. He has smeared all boys who play those sports at a handful of private schools as rapists.

“Perpetrators” he calls them at one stage, without a skerrick of actual proof.

His incendiary claim is based entirely on vague anecdotes from three anonymous female friends, “Lucy”, “Emily” and “Hannah”, who he claims had their “consent” “violated”.

“If that’s not a a culture of rape I don’t know what is,” is how he puts it.

Having dispensed his casual defamation, he returns to his favourite theme, bemoaning a “deeply entrenched culture that glorifies rowers and rugby players (and sets them) on a pedestal.

“It would always be the boys who hooked up with as many girls as possible that would be celebrated, and not those who stood for the rights of young women,” he says.

The psychological trauma at the heart of Pranay’s complaint is revealed when he writes about the Hogarthian horrors of the Head of the River.

“On the Friday morning before the race, the school hall is filled with chatter about how each crew is shaping up … The seniors bellow a war cry. The rest of the school joins in. A thousand students lean back and scream at the top of their voice, as the eight ‘heroes’ walk in. Their eyes are forward, heads held high, chest out: they are the pinnacles, the ‘ideal’ GPS boys.

“At that point, the juniors understand what it means to be a student at this school … Inextricably linked to this are rigid and destructive constructions of masculinity.”

Well poor Pranay needn’t worry. Masculinity of the alpha kind that he so resents is already on the endangered list, thanks to decades of toxic grievance feminism which casts women as helpless victims and men as brutes — unless they surrender and become self-flagellating male feminists.

That’s pretty much the message of the federal government’s new domestic violence ads, too.

Launched by Social Services Minister Christian Porter last week, the ads ­demonise little boys to send a message about “respect” for women.

In one scene, a good little girl is carrying a bowl of food. A bad little boy deliberately slams a door in her face, causing her to fall on the floor. The boy doesn’t apologise, just glares at her malevolently.

Her mother helps her up and says, “He did it because he likes you”.

What planet are they on? No mother would be so pathetic. No boy would be such a cartoonish villain.

Some boys are thoughtless and ­unruly, as are some girls. Some boys are gentle and kind, as are some girls.

But the government is dividing them by sex into virtuous and evil. Victim and perpetrator. Punishing boys for being born with a Y chromosome.

Hear that message enough and it’s no wonder some boys don’t want to be boys.

Becoming Caitlyn Jenner suddenly seems a sensible option.



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  • Miguel

    I’ve not seen the ads in question, but I’ll bet that the boys are all white, too. Funny that.

    • redeye

      • KatB

        Surely there’s a whole lot more going on in a kid’s life than what was shown in that ad, that turns them into an abusive wife beater. As for the old “you throw like a girl” phrase, well from what I remember from the old school yard, the boys did have a better eye for throwing, though a few of us girls were good too. If that sort of comment is going to send you off the rails then there’s something really wrong. The rate society’s going, there’s going to be a lot of spinsters around soon, as there’s not going to be any real men to be attracted to.

      • Miguel

        Thanks – and yup, all whitey there. Any government ad I’ve seen goes out of its way to include ethnic minorities (vaccination, education, etc), so it’s interesting that’s not the case here.

        • kereru

          Just imagine the uproar if it was Aboriginals or, worse, men of Middle-eastern appearance or ‘dark skinned’.

  • Usaywot

    Girls have been told they can be anything but have taken it to mean they can have everything. Fair enough when both husband and wife are working to share the tasks but it seems to be going all the girls way. Many of my friends have mentioned the burden they see their sons under, doing way more than their share due to demanding, entitled wives who are emasculating them. And, no, all boys are not naughty and all girls are not good. I have to say the nastiest children I have struck have been girls. Boys are, usually but not always, too open and honest to be nasty and, unlike girls, do not hold grudges.

    • MrsAverage

      With respect though, personally I know several wives (my friends, and myself to some degree) who can do nothing well enough to please their husbands parents (specifically their mothers), and certainly pull their weight in the marriage/household. It can often be a matter of perception.

      • kereru

        I’m the mother of sons and have found that it’s been my place to try to please my daughters-in-law. When I was first married, I did everything I could to please my mother-in-law. How times have changed.

        • MrsAverage

          I hope she knows how lucky she is and appreciates the effort you make. Is not common in my circle.

          • kereru

            Alas, my mother-in-law is long gone. I was brought up to respect my elders but that was then. These days I speak when I’m spoken to, try to lend a hand and make myself useful – and never ever give advice unless I’m asked to (which is seldom).

    • thesilentmajority

      Yes boys are much more straight forward than girls. Girls have many layers and will hold grudges for weeks. Boys just need a short fight and then it’s forgotten. Well, that is my experience as a parent anyway.

  • Phenandra

    I think poor Pranay is eyeing the bimbettes who follow the sports meatheads, rather than the nerdy girls with glasses, one of whom will end up being his other half in a high income earning couple.

    • Miguel

      Indeed. He shouldn’t be so quick to discount those nerdy girls. You can learn lots of ‘interesting’ things through spending all that time online….

  • Old Dig

    I wonder how the future society of shemen and femboys are going to stand up against militant Islam once all the alpha males have gone.

    • KatB

      That will be interesting as it seems one should not stand up against anything these days. Though I do have to wonder about the manliness of the Muslim men too. When you have to have so many laws and customs used to keep the women down and stop them from straying, you’ve got to wonder if the men have any mana at all.

  • Davo42

    Just think where NZ would be if Cunliffe had become the PM.

    • InnerCityDweller

      “…, it seems the only acceptable man is a man who wants to be a woman”. He was on to something – ahead of his time even…

  • taxpayer

    The all men are rapists brigade have gone a step further and now seem to be denigrating young boys as well.
    I have never understood why the powers that be seem to think TV Ads are the cure for all type of social ill’s and antisocial carry on.
    I think they just like lunching with people from Saatchi and Saatchi, and spending wads of taxpayers cash of course, it makes them feel important.
    Maybe they could get the Aussie leader of they opposition to go to a meeting and apologize for being a man.
    This article reminds me of a story on an MSM 7pm show about 5 years back.
    All about some female daycare workers who decided that young boys in their care could only play with toy guns if they pass a test and get a special licence from said daycare workers.
    Rule number one for the licence was “do not point your toy at another boy” or we remove your licence and your toy gun.
    How the Female 7pm host fawned all over it “how clever, teaching them responsibility at a young age”.
    How my (ex) wife agreed “it’s teaching them gun safety, it’s really great”.
    I had to point out that what was really happening, is that a bunch of frizzy haired, swivel eyed, sad sack, joyless, women in comfortable shoes, are trying to stop little boys from playing the most favorite of all little boy games, war.
    And if they take their guns away they will just use their fingers or a rifle shaped stick like we did, and if you are shot you have to stay still for 30 whole seconds, no less.
    I got a weeks silent treatment for that, good times.

    • KatB

      Our son came home from kindy nearly every day with a gun he’d made from wood off cuts. Some days they didn’t much look like guns but they served the purpose for him. Like you say, you’re never going to stop this type of play and this alone has no bearing on their like or dislike of guns as an adult. It kept us in kindling wood for quite a while too.

      • taxpayer

        Mum always had the big old style wooden clothes pegs, four of those jammed together cold make a very life like pistol.
        Pity the kids these days with those awful plastic clothes pegs, they are useless for gun making,

    • Usaywot

      When I was a kid every boy in the street played with toy guns, a popular Christmas or birthday present. Not one of them has ever gone on to shoot anyone or even go to jail for any reason. Children can separate fantasy from reality.

      • kereru

        As a child we had very few toys so went off on ‘adventures’ armed with long sticks and dressed in a ‘cape’ tied around our necks. We galloped on imaginary horses and rescued princesses in peril, and got up to all sorts of mischief chasing ‘baddies’. A half-built house next door became a fort where we aimed our guns at bandits. At times the house was a pirate ship, or a hideout on a desert island with savages. Mr K grew up in a poor family of 8 which were let loose to roam the English countryside from early morning to late in the evening. Nobody worried about them. Wonderful days of freedom to explore, climb trees, catch eels, and just be kids.

        • Usaywot

          Sounds like my childhood…absolutely wonderful. Somehow we knew when lunch was ready and would appear at home on time. Our parents never worried as we roamed the neighbourhood, never getting into trouble but wonderfully free. I feel for the poor kids today, all locked inside their properties or glued to screens. I count myself unbelievably fortunate to have had the childhood I did, and, yes, we too were a big family with little money so made our own fun.

      • OneTrack

        Unfortunately, leftists can’t.

    • kereru

      When playing a game of hospitals our precious grandson aged 8 ‘cut off’ my head with his new plastic sword because I was complaining of a headache. Whereupon I was covered with a doll’s blanket and comforted by his gentle younger sister, who told me soothingly not to worry because he wasn’t a real doctor.

      Will our grandson grow up to be a sword-wielding misogynist? I very much doubt it. What is completely overlooked in these kinds of games is the gift of imagination, so lacking in today’s tech world where it’s all laid on for them.

  • Oh Please

    It’s just a continuation of undermining everything good and decent about society. Hetrosexuality is bad. Marriage is bad. Prison is bad. Money is bad. Work is bad. Education is bad. Christianity is bad. Men are bad. Let’s bring everyone down to the same senseless, humourless, joyless common denominator.

  • Superman

    So Cunliffe was right then?

  • Iva b ginn

    I see they are pushing this sort of idea in the primary school in Geelong, they have banned their students from hugging each other. not that they have told the parent as yet. When will this sort of rubbish Stop????

    • kereru

      Some 30 years ago I put my arm around the shoulders of a little boy who was sitting on a step crying and asked him what was the matter. I was told never to do such a thing again as it could be misconstrued. And I was the mother of one of his classmates who helped out at the school from time to time. This kind of nonsense has been going on a long time.

  • Doc45
  • Ah yes. The men haters…ah well. As a former rugby player AND rower I really could care less what a spotty little twerp says.
    He’s right. We did get all the girls. And what’s more…we still do.

    The bushies and lesbo brigade headed by the likes of H1 & H2 loath us. So what?
    They can go crawl back into their little hidey holes and take mummy’s boy with them.

    Real women will ensure that these shrews never get to take over completely and for as long as real women want real men your son’s have little to fear and our daughters will be able to find them.

  • Rick H

    It would seem that poor old “Silent-T” was two years premature with his announcement.