WaPo Discovers Men And Their Problems
January 21, 2019 by Robert Franklin, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization
From the paper that brought us “Why Can’t We Hate Men?” comes this (Washington Post, 1/18/19). It’s written by former New York Times journalist Andrew Yarrow and verges on the excellent. It’s not excellent for reasons I’ll go into later, but it gets close. Yarrow gets close to “getting it.”
Unsurprisingly, Yarrow calls himself a liberal, but he means that in the classic sense.
Helping all people in physical, socioeconomic and psychological distress should be a defining characteristic of a humane, caring and democratic society.
Like any true liberal, Yarrow extends his morality, his sense of right and wrong, his empathy, not just to currently politically correct groups, but to everyone. And when that demands that he care about the issues men – even white ones – face, he accedes. That also means that he criticizes progressives for their “wokeness” that coincidentally excludes half the population.