Jordan Peterson, University of Toronto psychologist, bestselling author and YouTube starhas been hailed by some as a messenger of hope for young men perplexed by cultural upheaval, and denounced by others as a charlatan preaching patriarchy and fascism.
He says some sensible and insightful things, Women want nsa Lakota North Dakota he says some things that rightly draw criticism. For all his flaws, Peterson is tapping into a very real frustration: More than half a century after the modern feminist revolution began in the s, we have yet to figure out new rules for partnership between men and women.
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Although his message appeals to both gendersthe core of his fan base and the focus of his world-saving fervor are young men. Advertisement Crisis or no, there is certainly evidence that many men and boys have been left struggling by the cultural transformations of recent decades.
Peterson sees a feminist assault on masculinity as a major culprit.
Despite occasional lip service to the idea that feminism can liberate men too from patriarchal confines, most feminist discourse spends far more time bashing men Hillside IL bi horny wives trivial transgressions.
Just look at the debate about Peterson.
His constructive advice comes with some dubious traditionalist baggage. Though he has said that both sexes must adapt to a new world in which women have freedom and autonomy, he sometimes appears to pander to nostalgia for a world in which men were men and women were housewives.
But his detractors often go out of their way to put a sinister spin on Horny chat 2992429924 comments rather than understand the need he is meeting.
Cathy Young is a contributing editor at Reason.