Stop telling boys to act like girls

Stop telling boys to act like girls, by Miranda Devine.

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. …

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.

Some anti-male complaining is just by nerdy types resenting the success of alpha-male athletes with women.

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.

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.