The feminization and liberalization of a culture happens not through politicians or political commentators, but rather through stories that seem on their surface to be apolitical. This is where America’s liberals are at their most dangerous. Nowhere is that more obvious than in the media’s reaction to the Ray Rice story.
On the surface, this one’s a no-brainer. Who else but a misogynist wife-beater could stand up for Rice’s actions. The video speaks volumes. When the news interviews women at the Ravens game supporting Rice by wearing his jersey, they are presented as backwards hillbillies who have probably received a black eye or two from their own husbands. There’s no two sides to the story. There’s no room for dissent. The whole situation is drawn in such stark lines that it’s barely worthy of commentary. And that’s exactly why conservatives need to be wary. Very wary.
Because there’s only so much to directly discuss about this incident – we are, as a society, a little beyond the “don’t hit a woman” lecture – the liberal establishment wants to use this incident to further their more insidious aims. Because, to them, this isn’t just about Ray Rice and his wife, and it isn’t just about when the NFL watched the video. It’s about condemning the entirety of the modern sporting establishment. It’s about making men feel bad for supporting wife-beaters, even those who they had no reason to know were wife-beaters.
One of the most outspoken critics, leading the charge to make more out of this incident than there is, is Kate Fagan of ESPN-W. Yes, ESPN has a channel devoted exclusively to women’s sports, in case you never ventured that far up the dial. Attracting attention for the first time in the network’s short history, Fagan has ventured to call on the NFL to start a domestic violence fund, because throwing money at a cultural problem always changes things. Worse, she has deemed the incident a failure of our male culture. Her answer? We need to be “reprogramming how we raise men.”
And there we have it. One incident in one elevator involving one man is, in at least one liberal’s mind, reason enough to completely reevaluate how boys are raised in America. Presumably, her gay alliance is just the cure for what ails us.
Her reasonings are nothing new, of course. This is just more feminism. And the main goal of feminism – when it suits them – is to make sure everyone knows there is no difference between a man and a woman. Somehow, they fail to see that this entire controversy would not exist if that were even slightly true. If there really was no difference between a man and a woman, we would not be calling for Ray Rice’s contract to be terminated. We would not be threatening to unseat the commissioner of the NFL over the video. We would not be having conversations about domestic violence. If men and women were the same, Ray Rice striking his wife would be nothing more than him winning a fight.
The feminization of men is one of the worst possible things for the future of this country. Unfortunately, to come out against this kind of indoctrination is to align yourself with a football player who knocked his wife out cold. At least, that’s the way the liberal media presents it.