In 2018, the videographer Monica Rodman published a remarkable article in The Advocate, a gay magazine. Rodman recalled being verbally abused while working on the set of a film. The director of the film, a gay man named George, was “acting unnecessarily hostile toward women, and women only. He treated the men on set as his equals and the women as subsidiaries.”
Rodman had brought up the hate that dare not speak its name: the hatred too many gay men have for women. That enmity has been noted by cultural observers going back at least as far as the gay writer Gore Vidal. It also fuels the modern trans and drag show movements.
The main reason’s obvious: to gay men, women are competition. Gore Vidal wrote about this back in the 1950s. To a gay man, the ideal mate is strong, handsome, athletic, loaded with testosterone, muscular and brave … not effeminate. In short, an idealized straight man. As Vidal saw it, this accounted for a lot of the unhappiness in the male gay community. Their goal is always out of reach.
It seems that in the last few years this dissatisfaction has hardened into cold rage. Transgender activists talk about the problem of “genital preference” because straight people don’t want to date them. Any hint that transgenderism might not be normal is met with violence, most tragically at the recent shooting which took the lives of three children at the Covenant Christian elementary school in Nashville.
There is a direct line between the misogyny Gore Vidal described decades ago and the shooting in Nashville. Where women were once competition for gay men, now it is insisted that gender itself does not exist. As America’s moral foundations crumbled, the demand for celebration of the perverse has become more shrill and violent. Still, amidst all the new confusion, the old misogyny rules.
Facing the truth is always difficult. Women are amazing, miraculous beings. When faced with that much awesomeness, some people just retreat into resentment. Women are phenomenal not just in their beauty, but the way they talk, analyze problems with an insight often lacking in men, and often show twice the toughness, courage and perseverance of tough guys.
As H.L. Mencken once put it, women are “the only grand hazard a man will truly encounter.” They are “more dangerous than Cape Hatteras,” which has been trapping and demolishing sailors for centuries. Mencken concluded that to avoid women “on the basis that the game has hazards,” is an act of cowardice by “a puling and tacky fellow.”
When faced with this kind of mystical and mysterious force, some people just can’t take it. (I’ve been cast on the rocks myself plenty of times.) They retreat into misogyny. It’s always been a problem in the gay community, and it’s now one in the transgender movement, with biological men taking over women’s sports and donning “gal-face,” akin to blackface….
Full story by Mark Judge on The Stream
This column speaks the truth. We need more. The brainwashed millions on the left need to read articles like this. How many public school teachers would have the courage to assign this article for reading in their classes?
“The brainwashed millions on the left
need to read articles like this.”
You are assuming they know how to read.
This column is a case study in the hysteria surrounding the LGTBQ phenomenon. The number of Americans who identify as LGBTQ is around 7%. Leave them alone and stop giving them so much attention. Maybe they’ll go away.
They won’t go away because their narcissism demands that everyone affirm them. They won’t stop on their own. They have to be stopped by resistance.
When Budweiser Beer and Nike Shoes pay a narcissistic, attention-craving man pretending to be a woman to be their spokesman [sic], you know the country and corporations have gone too far down the rainbow woke trail. Time to push back.
They act like they are 90%, though.
Peggy Catholics are 20%. Conservative church going Catholics are maybe 4-5%. Yet you act like you are 95%.
YFC, a huge part of the Christian gig is not to return hate for hate.
They will hear about their idle talk from the Lord, just like we all will.
True “love wins”. Thanks for the reminder.
YFC, trad/ conservative Catholics are the Faithful we actually believe in what the Church teaches. Furthermore we have one you gay Catholics will never have – large families.
I write this coming from my experience of reading and responding to the comments here through the years. One will have to take with more than a pinch of salt “bohemond’s” point that the self-labeled “trad/conservative Catholics” “actually believe in what the Church teaches.” It is closer to accuracy to write that such self-labeled “trad/conservative Catholics” pick-and-choose which aspects of Catholic tradition, discipline, teaching they wish to adhere to, and which to ignore. For example, they’d ignore something like “Traditionis custodes” and the Church’s teaching against the death penalty. So, it’s cafeteria Catholicism for them, not completely “faithful.”
That has not been my experience with trad/conservative Catholics at all.
I wish it was true of all Catholics but it is rare to find.
There are also self-labeled “trad/conservative” Catholics who don’t accept the teachings of Vatican II, who would shun the Missal of Pope Paul VI, who would call Pope Francis an “illegitimate pope.” I have supplied ample examples here. These examples can be read in the comments you find in many articles of this blog. Again, the “pick-and-choose” kind of Catholicism some of these people practice can also be found on the left side of the Church.
YFC “hate” (aka Truth) will triumph over sodomy and perversion.
bohemond, Truth is never hate.
Today is Holy Thursday. You choose today to post stereotypical and prejudicial dribble. I am disgusted,.
If I could care less I would.
“To a gay man, the ideal mate is strong, handsome, athletic, loaded with testosterone, muscular and brave”
Sounds like they are looking for a father figure, an older brother, a mentor. Makes sense why so many prey on young men.
It is apt that the pic you chose is from the Gore Vidal/William Buckley debate video clip.
When Buckley threatened to sock Vidal in the jaw and then called him a “g—–m queer”, Vidal half-smiled, becoming visibly excited by it.
Obviously, the display of raw masculinity by Buckley was a turn-on for him.
The strangeness of that moment speaks to the strangeness that we are experiencing today in the culture.
Your post is excellent and full of wisdom.
They despised each other. I don’t think there was any attraction.
Besides being a ridiculous generalization from the title on through, I’m not sure what the relevance of it is to a Catholic website. Oh, it just is an example of its desire to fuel homophobia. Now I get it.
” Oh, it just is an example of its desire to fuel homophobia. Now I get it.” No YFC, you don’t get it. It’s an attempt to understand the lay of the land, so to speak, of the LGBT phenomenon which many of us see wreaking havoc on society, especially in its transgender insanity manifestation. Catholics should be concerned about the growth of a perversity which directly challenges bedrock Catholic ethics. You deflect serious concerns with a banal assumption, and that is not good.
The havoc that is being wrought is in your imagination. The havoc you seem to have missed is coming from the militant right who endanger kids by bringing guns to libraries, and who go to the Capitol to create an insurrection.
Um, it was a transgender who shot up a school in Nashville last week.
How dare you bring in this inconvenient fact !!!
Yes “transgender” it appears so. What is the point? Most mass shooters are straight white boys and young men. But how does the gender identity of a the person perpetrating a horrible incident a week ago have any relation whatsoever to this article or to my comment? Would you like me to remind you the next time a straight white kid shoots up a school, lets say, if the article is about any topic that CCD writes bout that day?
Oh YFC your still hung up on the January 6 ruling class narrative, gee I guess you missed just 2 weeks ago a member of your cadre killed 3 Christian children in the name of “trans rights. May the so called “homophobia” that you worry about may be new operating system to cleanse this country of the LGBT syndicate
“The havoc that is being wrought is in your imagination. ” The sexualization of young children is havoc. The persecution of Christians by LGBT laws is havoc. The transgender movement is insane havoc. The assault on first amendment rights by LGBT activists is havoc. None of these havocs come from a mind given to fantasy or wild speculation. You might consider amending your claim, YFC, and thanks in advance for doing so. I’m sure I can count on you.
Dan if you don’t want to be transgender, don’t be. If you don’t want your kids to go to a drag show, don’t send them. Simple as that. Let’s just stay out of other people’s business and stop trying to silence them, make up fake stories about them, or accuse them of horrible things that are just not happening.
Please don’t bring up that debunked incident of a kid in a bar supposedly pushing dollar bills into the private parts of a drag performer. Debunked. How would a kid get into a bar in the first place? Why would parents let them go to a bar in the first place? All I know is that in most California places, bars are very aware of undercover alcohol control board agents who will take away licenses if such a thing were to happen, so they are the first to card patrons.
from YFC: “Dan if you don’t want to be transgender, don’t be. If you don’t want your kids to go to a drag show, don’t send them. Simple as that. Let’s just stay out of other people’s business and stop trying to silence them, make up fake stories about them, or accuse them of horrible things that are just not happening.”
YFC, do me a favor and look up the meaning of “non sequitur.” And stop playing the Ostrich with your head buried in the sand. The havoc I described is real and LGBT propaganda is being shoved down our throats by educators, business etc. Speak a word against this perverse orthodoxy and you lose, and can lose big. Your second paragraph is amusing but beside the point. I have never heard of that scenario. Some time, somewhere in these posts you ought to think about the Moral/Natural Law and each of us having to confront and live by it. You should be concerned about the very lost souls putting on drag shows, trying to change their gender (which can’t be done) or otherwise advocating for things Scripture and Tradition proscribe.
Dan you have to understand all the LGBT syndicate just wanted to be left alone to love they wanted. Now they demand forced compliance with what they want, and will do what it ever it takes to make us do what they want
More lies. How dare you ma’am?
Riley Gaines assaulted. Another Trans school murder plot prevented only because of well protected schools.
Present facts not your usual pack of fever dreams.
YFC — you are the ultimate gaslighter!
Peggy I think you should look inside. In any case, Happy Easter.
Was this an April Fools joke or something?
“I don’t think most men are misogynist. Do we sometimes joke about women, which is often locker room talk that conceals the fear and awe most guys have for women? Yes. That’s far from misogyny. Behind our occasional jokes and ribald double-entendres is a genuine fear and respect for one of God’s masterpieces.”
Yes, that is misogyny and I don’t believe it comes from fear and awe of women.
It comes from immaturity.
Where I come, most men have respect for women. That is a lot different than fear and awe.
Has he missed the whole Don Lemon controversy, by the way?
Locker room talk is misogyny only to clipped hair angry feminists and weak little soy boys….
bohemond, I don’t believe you are for real.
It has been a while since I had to buy mothers and fathers day cards, but based on my experience with it, I would say that misandry is more prevalent and socially acceptable than misogyny in that context.
However when you move to other contexts, it can change.
Your comment was both.
Women, even feminists, carry a lot of misogyny, especially as it concerns women who they see as superior in some way-looks, money, social status, marriage, number of marriages, the way they spend their time.
I asked someone who volunteers in emergency first aid if the women were equal to the men and they said “Some are.” The deficiency was mostly in the area of physical strength needed to move patients.
Gore Vidal was famous for his flings with women.
In 1950, he started a relationship with a man which he said worked because they did not have sex.
He considered himself (and everyone else) bisexual.
His problem with William Buckley was everything William Buckley said and thought, not sexuality.
There is a movie called Best of Enemies about their debates.
A “transgender woman”, which means a biological male pretending to be a female, was arrested in Colorado a couple days ago (after the Nashville shooting) over detailed plans to shoot up a school. She had an anti-Trump manifesto.
I’m telling you, the transgenders are deranged. They are a danger to society. Do not give in to them one inch. Their “transgenderism” is a bona fide and automatic sign of mental illness.
People like Jimmy Martin who claim affirming transgenders is a prolife issue are almost as crazy as the transgenders themselves are. You want to save lives? Ban trans. Ban it.
“Mencken concluded that to avoid women “on the basis that the game has hazards,” is an act of cowardice by “a puling and tacky fellow.” Hahaha…..I wonder if good ol’ H.L. might not have been so dismissive of the “hazards” between men and women if he had known (died in 1956) about: legal contraception and abortion; feminism and sexual revolution; no fault divorce; social media; low morality of low quality women, etc.
It is simply not a rational decision these days for men to marry.
It is a huge risk to marry in these days.
The well-know gay who comments on this board is a prime example of why gays are corroding the church and America.
We don’t want your gayness. We don’t want to see it. We don’t want our kids exposed to it. We don’t want you claiming that Jesus accepts everything about gayness. We don’t want you trying to change the church.
If this is happening at your parish, you should talk to your pastor (politely).
I have never seen anything gay or even heard it talked about at Church except once and then it was “We need to stand up for the truth of human sexuality.)