Whichever side of the feminist vs MRA kvetching you are on, you have to admit that there is a lot of discontent surrounding gender issues (in the western world), today.
I won't put on the broken record and elaborate upon these gender arguments. Instead, I want to mention my hypothesis as to what is an often overlooked root of some gender conflicts of today: white knights. I have become convinced that white knights, especially the old farts carry some kind of guilt from the past.
To me, a white knight isn't limited to a moron trying to get brownie points for sex. I consider a married man that actually believes what he says when he demonizes the male gender as a white knight. The same goes for a divorce court judge that gives away everything to the woman, facts be damned. That's a white knight with authority. One of the worst kind. Very often, the older the white knight, the more irrational and absurd their mentality.
I had a professor in college that layed down the hammer on anything that resembled the slightest criticism on the altruistic perfection of the female gender. The girls could brutalize effigys of the rapist-male all day long, but the moment I suggested that indoctrinating boys to be obsequious to girls was counter-productive, it was a red alert. At the end ofo the day, the typical response to that was nothing but stupid, knee-jerk reactions and thinly veiled aspersions which wouldn't hold the test of time.
And try getting anywhere at a divorce court judged by some self-righteous, biased buffoon white knight. In many cases it appears that it doesn't matter what you say or do. It's the man's fault and he has to pay up and/or lose access to children because the "hero" with state violence behind him says so. And then paternity enforcement? This is basically the gist of that:
With a typical, programmed response to that being "don't want kids, gentlemen? don't have sex!" Would that have the same effect in reverse? "Don't want to be forced to carry a pregnancy, ladies? Don't have sex!" I'm sure that would go over well, right?
I even remember in 10th grade, some girl simply suggested that I was staring at her ass, and that was as good as fact to some piece of shit male teacher. In school, boys are also encouraged to bugger each other senseless, because we are stupid brutes, after all. Your purpose as a male role model is to either harass the troublemaking males into submission, or to harass the decent ones into toughening up, so they can keep the troublemakers in line, in the long run.
Back when the show Mad Men was reality, when quaalude-rape and ass-slapping the secretary were just terms of endearment, these scum had the time of their lives. The rapist Bill Cosby trashing on these 'no-good punks' of today not respecting women. This fucking cunt drugging women and raping them as a hobby, lecturing anyone on how to act? I can just imagine these old farts in power slapping their secretary's ass, back when they could, then telling us young men that we are disrespectful to women because we don't put ourselves over a puddle they can walk over, never mind our jackets. These old farts feel guilty and want to punish the next generations for the crimes they never saw any consequences over. Fucking assholes. I can just imagine some smarmy faced old white guy trying to be our daddy, lecturing us that we should "respect women". Fuck off, cunt. Us younger men never grew up under normalized rape. We don't think that way. Stop trying to shoehorn consensual drunk sex as rape. Stop trying to indoctrinate women that rapists are a tradition, so they need to engage all males with the fierceness of a harpy. Stop enabling the nonsense that overhearing jokes not directed at you warrant a sexual harassment case at the office. You old lechers abused the little women at the office in your day, now us young men have to live in some slow witted pseudo-matriarchy environment at work, walking on egg shells? It's the environment that has to cater to the women, not the other way around. After all, when a man has a disadvantage over other men, all of society suddenly stops to help him. Schools must cater to girls, and now they do. Boys are now failing more than girls at school. This is a fact. Those misogynist males should man up, right? Die. Listen, old men: rape and sexual harassment was your tradition, not ours. You pay for it, not us.