Finally, a Book on How to Raise a Sexist Jerk! (Every Mom's Dream Read)

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raising boysDear Adriana: I'm raising a young boy and I want him to grow up to be a big, strong man. But I also want to make sure he's a sexist asshole who can't cope with everyday civilized life in these modern times. I want him to feel totally out of sync with the rest of the world's sexual politics. I want women to avoid him like the plague and for men to be embarrassed around him. What's the most important thing I can do?

Fake letter writer who I just made up, I'm glad you asked that question! I have a book for you. It will do all of these things for your son. It's called Raising Boys Feminists Will Hate by Doug Giles. Let me tell you more about this extremely useful tome.

And because honestly, I couldn't possibly put it better myself, here is the book description from the back cover.

Parent, if you have a young son and you want him to grow up to be a man, then you need to keep him away from pop culture, public school and a lot of Nancy Boy churches. If metrosexual pop culture, feminized public schools and the effeminate branches of evanjellycalism lay their sissy hands on him, you can kiss his masculinity good-bye because they will morph him into a dandy. Yeah, mom and dad, if -- if -- you dare to raise your boy as a classic boy in this castrated epoch, then you’ve got a task that’s more difficult than getting a drunk to hit the urinal at Chili’s. Read this bold and hard-hitting guide by Doug Giles, the politically incorrect master, on how to raise your son in a world which more and more seems to hate masculinity.

First of all, what's with the "if -- if -- " ??? It sounds like someone just dictated this thing while driving through Los Angeles traffic about five seconds before he blew his gasket, tore out of his car, and took a nine-iron to the car in front of him. Also, anyone who coins the word "evanjellycalism" is not exactly winning in the traditional hetero-masculine behavior department. Just saying. But I digress.

So. Last time I checked this world was still pretty smitten with masculinity. But fine, you've noticed our world is slowly changing and that makes certain people feel very uncomfortable. Here's a way to pass on your discomfort to your children. What a gift! Hangups.

I was relieved to learn that Giles does not actually have a son. Phew! And wow -- not being a parent of a boy must give him special invisible insight on what it really is like to raise a boy nowadays. Also, his daughters look kind of feminist-ish to me. But whatever. Obviously that's not the word he would use to describe them.

Now let's talk about feminism: That's about getting paid the same for equal work, having access to safe and reliable birth control options, and generally being treated with the same respect men get. Little by little we're making some headway here. You could raise your son to feel like this is a threat or you could raise a son with some inner resilience who is capable of seeing girls and women as their equal. I wonder which way is going to help your son get further in life? I mean really, deliberately raising a child in order to attract ire from one particular group of people -- how does that help your kid at all?

It's so sad that anyone feels like the world needs this book. What we really need is for men who are threatened by feminists to just pull up their big-boy pants and stop whining about sharing your toys. As for my young son, I want him to grow up to be a man. A REAL man. A man who can adapt to a changing world and live in harmony and strength, because the two are not mutually exclusive.

Do you think our culture really feminizes boys?

 

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kelti... kelticmom

Mr. Giles also has a book called "Raising Righteous and Rowdy Girls". Which says it will teach fathers that "girls don't need to be pampered by their fathers, and will teach them how to fight, shoot guns and love hunting". His daughter was one of the undercover filmers in the ACORN scandal, and his son is an NRA columnist, so consider the source. To each their own I suppose.

nonmember avatar Sarah.S.

Society has almost successfully made masculinity a bad thing. Boys being boys is considered a bad thing. Being effeminate is the new thing parents strive for with their sons.

That's why boys are being encouraged to wear pink tutus, play with dolls and in extreme situations being told they have no gender or that their gender isn't important.

At the rate we are going, boys will be more feminine than girls in a couple decades.

I, for one, will not be raising a girly son. If feminists don't like him? That's their problem. Maybe they should realize that the world doesn't revolve around their vaginas.

DritaF DritaF

Agreed, to each their own. I really like Doug Giles. My husband and I have read most of his books and enjoy his columns on Townhall Daily.

Mrscj... Mrscjones

I agree with Sarah. Yes its great women get to actually have a voice in the world they live in but we have made being a boy and wanting to act like a boy such a bad thing. We push genders aren't different which couldn't be farther from the truth. Women don't need to stay at home to be a woman but men have to act against their nature to be considered a"real"man.

Jessica Perry

"Do you think our culture really feminizes boys?" ABSO-FREAKIN-LUTELY!  The whole feminist movement has screwed up men AND women so much that we now demonize stay-at-home moms and God forbid a man show common courtesy and hold a door open for a woman! Men have become objects of ridicule - "Father Knows Best" has become "Family Guy".  Every sitcom out there portrays the dad as a goofball or an idiot - or there are 2 dads or no dad.  What do you think THAT says about our culture.  I think part of the popularity of Mad Men is that it's refreshing to see men allowed to be men.  Like it or not, men and women are DIFFERENT and always will be.

QCBaby QCBaby

yes. oh my god yes. boys these days are the sissiest, sofest, most feminine i have yet to see. i thought it was just something in the water. boys should be boys. men should be men. women should be women. places people...places!

squish squish

Sounds like a book a fem-Nazi would hate! :) 

Flori... Floridamom96

Woo hoo! Can't wait to read this! As a mother of three boys I am raising them to be honor their manhood. This encompasses many things including behaving like a gentleman, something feminists will most definitely hate. I want very much to raise boys feminists will hate and avoid like the plague. 


Absoultely, QCBaby! People no longer know their place!

bleed... bleedingheart8D

I am raising my boy to be a feminist. So he will treat women as his equal. 

Flori... Floridamom96

I am not a modern feminist and I AM my husband's equal.

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