Effects of Negative Male Stereotypes on Sincere Husbands and Fathers

The below link, plays a short audio that has some subject matter similar to this article.


Within my actual audiobook The Societal Evolution of Male Stereotypes narrated by Phil Williams, you hear about – among other things, the ‘bashing of men’ that has continued in America for decades. Certainly there are men who deserve negative recognition for their harassment of women and their chauvinistic behaviors. However, do all men deserve to be placed into these categories? Obviously not. There are men who are respectful of women and who respectfully and admirably fulfill their roles as fathers and husbands and who set positive role model examples for male youths. I also believe the movement of wanting everyone to basically be “gender blind”, if allowed to grow, will literally be detrimental to our society over time. The major venue/media from which negative traits are harped on and used with great repetitiveness, are males represented on entertainment films. This includes TV shows, movies and commercials that use the dopey-dunce type male as a source of comedic entertainment. While there is nothing wrong with this on an occasional basis, the case has been for many years that the clumsy, inconsiderate, ill-informed male characterization, is used so repetitively so as to ‘ad nauseam’.
Both men and women have very important roles to fulfill, in order to keep our society reasonably respectful. No one can be perfect but a reasonable degree of respectful, sexual role modeling, can give us hope that our future generations will follow suit and exhibit traits of parents, husbands and wives that can be respected. To repeat my earlier statement in a slightly different light; you could properly say that there is “a remnant” of people who have maintained respectful, proper gender roles. With hopes that I will not sound overly-biased as a Christian man, these are often (not always) people of Christian Faith. We live in a nation (the USA) that is very important on the world seen for many reasons and the rest of the world is watching us. I have a comedic book out on this subject 5 Steps to Becoming a Chick Magnet Overnight! in which my pen name character “Percyvelle Pennington III” advises men on how to become “chick magnets”. This book is actually directing comedy at negative male stereotypes, rather than perpetuating them. The advice is so ludicrous that no sane person would believe it to be real advice. Even the description-page and book cover, clearly describe a short comedy work (it is clean and not extreme). I don’t regret publishing the book because I can point directly at it as an example of the concerns that my serious book on male stereotypes expresses. I do not believe comedy in this area should be totally erased in our present world but the overkill/overabundance and extremism of it should be quelled a considerable bit.
My serious book on the subject book, in my opinion is an example of keeping this type of comedy within proper confines rather than taking it too far. Will the entertainment world continue to attempt making a perpetual joke of men and women or will we be parents who instill respect for others and the importance of this life for future generations? The latter-mentioned negative alternative would be to continue making a joke of the very institutions that help to make our nation the example of gender role modeling that it should be. There also continues to be an overemphasis regarding male sex offenders, when comparing them to female perpetrators. Certainly the ratio of male to female offenders is significantly higher for males however, our society has become overly-protective of females regarding this very difficult subject and statistics have been skewed due to male victims being reluctant to come forward . To quote a couple of sentences from New York Times journalist – Julia Hislop’s article titled: Female Sex Offenders Are Often Overlooked, she states: “Females have committed sex offenses against infants, children, teenagers and adults, using varying degrees of coercion and violence. Grandmothers have committed sex offenses, as have prepubescent girls.” The above paragraph is only one subject I cover within my book and yes, I personally believe that Biblical New Testament guidelines play a major factor regarding male and female gender roles, as I also discuss within the book. The scripture that follows is not in the book but others are quoted that offer Christian directives on the subject.
“So husbands ought also to love their own wives as their own bodies. He who loves his own wife loves himself; for no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ also does the church, because we are members of His body. FOR THIS REASON A MAN SHALL LEAVE HIS FATHER AND MOTHER AND SHALL BE JOINED TO HIS WIFE, AND THE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE FLESH. This mystery is great; but I am speaking with reference to Christ and the church. Nevertheless, each individual among you also is to love his own wife even as himself, and the wife must see to it that she respects her husband.” (Ephesians 5:28-33 NKJV)


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s