Monday, November 22, 2010

The Feminized Medal Of Honor

Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association (Family!!!) writes about the dreadful state of the Medal of Honor. It has been smeared by those female cooties:

We have feminized the Medal of Honor.

According to Bill McGurn of the Wall Street Journal, every Medal of Honor awarded during these two conflicts has been awarded for saving life. Not one has been awarded for inflicting casualties on the enemy. Not one.

Gen. George Patton once famously said, "The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other guy die for his."


I would suggest our culture has become so feminized that we have become squeamish at the thought of the valor that is expressed in killing enemy soldiers through acts of bravery. We know instinctively that we should honor courage, but shy away from honoring courage if it results in the taking of life rather than in just the saving of life. So we find it safe to honor those who throw themselves on a grenade to save their buddies.
What can one write about something like this? I mean seriously? But let's try.

First, this man works for the American Family Association which is all about the patriarchal family and keeping women subjugated.

Second, he equates masculinity with killing and destroying things and femininity with saving lives and preventing killing. That, my sweet readers, would be called misandry if a feminist did it. But when it is a wingnut it is to be taken as -- what? A compliment? A fact? Not sure.

Third, he really fears what he calls the feminization of American culture. You know, like the amendment which makes mascara and eye shadow obligatory for men.

The only thing I found interesting about the general discussion of this warped piece is that people are most outraged of the disrespect he shows towards the military. That disrespect really amounts to him saying that the military is feminized. Chew on that for a while.

Not sure if you can, because the idea of the sissy is so deeply ingrained in this culture that being called "feminized" is immediately understood as an insult. Even by women.
Link courtesy of JC