The Obfuscation of the Obvious: Can Anyone Be a ‘Man’?

Reprinted with permission from Illinois Family Institute’s website

By Thorin Anderson, July 5, 2007 
These are confusing days in which we live, and the area of greatest confusion is that of the roles of gender in society.

If I understand it correctly, it is not only acceptable, but preferable for women to act like men. Is this not the essence of contemporary feminism? Women are expected to desire and seek jobs that have been traditionally limited to men, whether it be truck driving, politics, construction, or police work. Why it is that traditional men’s jobs are more desirable I do not know. Has someone said that men’s work is more important than traditional women’s work?

If so, who? Hmm, men, right?

Regardless, it is clear that the current thinking is that women are served best by a culture where they can act like men. This is so accepted that no one bats an eye to hear women swear like sailors and dress like construction workers.

The same social forces which have encouraged women to act like men also demand that men act like women, whether it be “expressing their feelings” or in actual gender reversals, such as homosexuality. Whereas 40 years ago it was normal for the man to negotiate and buy the new car or house, one is more likely to find the wife or girlfriend acting as the “spokesman” for the couple. And this is only one of myriad role reversals that are evident across our culture.

Even young people are aware that something peculiar is happening. A young woman, commenting about the fact that a girl ran for prom “king” at their high school said, “We live in a generation now where dudes are chicks and chicks are dudes.” No confusion there, right?

And with the assault on morality that the 60’s brought, we now live in a culture where boys can “act” like men and father children without responsibility. Abortion is easier for a minor to get than an aspirin or a tattoo, and nothing is more “uncool” than to preach morality. “Safer sex” education is the only politically correct obstacle to STDs and pregnancy.

So, the liberals, who have been striving to create what they believe to be a more equal society, have opened the doors for men to be comfortable as women and women to be comfortable as men.

Thus, we live in a culture where anyone can be a “man”. . . . except a man!___________________________

Thorin Anderson is a member of the Pastor Advisory Council to Illinois Family Institute and the pastor of Parkwood Baptist Church on the south side of Chicago. Pastor Anderson is also the President of Men for Christ, an association that organizes annual weekend men’s rallies in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Illinois on a rotating basis. For more information on these events, please visit

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