Our boys are under attack. Young males are in the crosshairs of our godless society. Way back in 2000, Christina Hoff Summers wrote an article in The Atlantic entitled, “The War Against Boys.” In a key section, Summers wrote:
Oblivious of all the factual evidence that paternal separation causes aberrant behavior in boys, Carol Gilligan calls for a fundamental change in child rearing that would keep boys in a more sensitive relationship with their feminine side. We need to free young men from a destructive culture of manhood that “impedes their capacity to feel their own and other people’s hurt, to know their own and other’s sadness,” she writes. Since the pathology, as she has diagnosed it, is presumably universal, the cure must be radical. We must change the very nature of childhood: we must find ways to keep boys bonded to their mothers. We must undercut the system of socialization that is so “essential to the perpetuation of patriarchal societies.
Pretty crazy stuff, right? Gilligan doesn’t want our boys to be men. She doesn’t want them to be like their fathers unless their fathers are effeminate. She wants boys to be girls or, worse yet, to be androgynous.
Now, what we must remember about Gilligan is that she is flesh and blood. And what we must remember about flesh and blood is that it isn’t where the real battle rages. Our battle is with spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places (Ephesians 6:12). In short, the devil is the one gunning for our boys. Gilligan is just one of his many stooges.read more