Drag Queen Masculinity

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We live in the age of attacks on the very concept of masculinity. I do not wish to overstate the case by inferring that all effeminate male fashions and trends – such as man buns, skinny mom jeans, makeup for men, etc. – represent the death of masculinity. I do not think fashion has that power. Taken as a whole, however, virile manhood is undoubtedly under siege in today’s culture.

Evidence of the sickness

College courses on “toxic masculinity” and the terrible, militant homosexual movement are perhaps the worst of these attacks.  This is because they are so pervasive and exert a great deal of influence over impressionable young souls by re-defining what is “normal” in human sexuality. But the latter is more dangerously subtle in its obsessive glamorization of deviant lifestyles.  They utilize all the channels of pop culture to reach the youth. You cannot watch a modern sit com, drama, or film today without the obligatory same-sex couple, homosexual theme, or gay-normalizing propaganda.

Even worse, profound distortions of manhood by those who call themselves “transgendered” have given us what I call a “drag queen masculinity.” This is nothing less than the complete inversion of virile masculinity. I do not have space here to address the absurdity of the “transgender bathroom” debate.  It exposes little girls to perversion and puts them at risk of sexual assault. Some of these incidents are even too vile to feature in this publication. It is a clear indication of the horrible gender dysfunction of modern society.

Drag queen story hours

The most disturbing gender-bending fad, however, is taking place right now in our public libraries: drag queen story hours. I have no idea how this movement got started, but it was a predictable outcome of the modern war on masculinity. These events feature grotesquely-painted drag queens, sometimes wearing horned headdresses. They perch above groups of little children like demonic nannies reading them stories.

To me, this conjures up heinous images of the multi-horned beasts of Revelation. It should make any decent person’s blood boil. The devil is never content to destroy an institution. He must mock it once he has set himself up on his throne above it. Theologically, drag queen masculinity is a systematic mockery of God’s eternal Fatherhood and the Son’s perfect Manhood.

Drag queens are equally an affront to women as well.  They present a version of femininity that is distorted, hyper-sexualized, and very self-consciously vulgar. They are caricatures of real women. But that is perhaps the subject of another article.

Weaponizing the evil

The only thing worse than this insulting charade would be if the organizers forced their movement onto society against the protests of good and decent people. Wait! The promoters of the drag queen story hours are now going in that direction – in the guise of protecting free speech, of course.

A rally in June of this year, for example, drew a farcical display of police protection against totally non-violent protesters.  The protesters were a group of harmless, concerned mothers praying the Rosary outside the library. The police actually posted snipers on the roofs of buildings in the area!

While it is mainly the moms who are organizing themselves against this evil, we have to ask where the fathers are. It looks as though the men are on the other side, with guns and Tasers. Some men do attend the moms’ rallies, apparently, but they are not a dominant force of change. In fact, one dad who attempted to interrupt a story hour in Maryland (non-violently) was taken off in handcuffs.  He was charged with five misdemeanors in gratitude for his efforts to protect children from this moral atrocity.

Unfortunate as it is, the drag queens are going to marshal a disproportionate amount of press until men stand up in solidarity, and in force, to protect children from these attacks against their innocence. Drag queen masculinity has become a frightening and destructive trend in our culture.

The men of war and the war on manhood

The men of previous generations fought wars, built families, and worshiped God in churches.  They took responsibility for children and the institutions of society that are largely dying out. Today, that masculine model is called “toxic.” These men have been replaced by soft, feminized ‘pajama boys’ who know little to nothing about the virtues of chastity, self-sacrifice, responsibility, and the heroism that fuels and helps establish the masculine identity. To the extent that a culture loses or degrades these virtues, human society becomes greatly impoverished.

As if to illustrate the point, I recently came across a shocking article in Time magazine. The article claimed that a full 71% of young men and women between the ages of 17 and 24 would not meet the minimum requirements for military service today. The article includes a quote from the army general in charge of recruiting.  He says that “the quality of people willing to serve has been declining rapidly.” I could not have said it better.

I do not deny that there are still plenty of virtuous men in American society. But our anti-male, feminized, gender-twisted culture punishes the good ones, as noted above. Radical elements always shout them down, intimidate them, sometimes legally.  Good virtuous men are often overwhelmed with so much pressure to conform to cultural norms that it is hard to be a strong and virtuous man in American society today. Every institution of the dominant culture – media, entertainment, politics, academia, even professional sports, conspires against virile masculinity.  A Washington Nationals game even featured a gay man proposing marriage to his boyfriend recently.

Sources of hope

We are not, however, without hope for a rebirth of masculinity based on the warrior virtues of service of others, traditional moral values, and self-sacrifice. We have to believe that the seeds of Christ-like masculinity are planted deep in the soil of American culture, which, despite its many flaws, has shown much authentic virtue to the world in the 243 years of its existence. There is great hope for a rebirth of virile masculinity in our country.

I saw a meme the other day which made me think of all the American men who have fought and given their lives for others in heroic self-sacrifice. It featured a US Marine in battle gear with the caption: “Toxic masculinity: protecting snowflakes since 1775.” America is still the land of the free and the home of the brave.

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12 thoughts on “Drag Queen Masculinity”

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  3. “We” ? ” . . . women to conclude” [really? all women?] . So many – unwanted, unappointed, unelected, unaccepted – assume that they speak for ALL women, whether they like it or not. This includes many prodeath feminists. Discussion of these self-appointed female spokespersons: https://www.the-american-catholic.com/2019/05/14/no-true-feminist-or-scotsman-is-for-that/. The “two young men” were not warriors or pursuing a warrior fantasy – check out their manifestos and their motives, particularly the socialist. And, yes, violence to achieve social or political goals is wrong-please tell the DNC, all Dem candidates, and Antifa – unless Dem violence against MAGA fiends is an act of virtue. The ultimate violence: the lynching – by women – of innocent babies born alive after an attempted abortion. How many fathers- self identifying as male – have sold their baby’s organs and body parts? Organs harvested from still-alive babies? Whether “effeminate” is an insult or not, we do know, based on the words inspired by God almighty, that those effeminate, unrepentant, wil not be in God’s Kingdom for eternity. Guy McClung, Texas

  4. You might have considered some of the facts that lead women to conclude that the older model of masculinity had some problems, such as the ubiquity of wife-beating, rape, and sexual harassment in the past. This writer shows his opinion of low women in every sentence, exemplified by his use of ‘effeminate’ as an insult, meaning that the worst thing a person could possibly be is female. On Saturday, two young men enacted the perfect warrior fantasy and killed 30 people and injured 50. If men are supposed to be IN CHARGE, then they obviously have the right to enforce that authority with violence, and women were almost always the targets of that violence. We stopped accepting that role.

    1. Hi Karen, I do recall saying in the article that the drag queen phenomenon is an insult to women as well, so I think that you may be overinterpreting my simple message about taking back a model of manhood that I clearly stated in one of the paragraphs: men who “fought wars, built families, and worshiped God in churches….took responsibility for children and the institutions of society” etc. It is clear from every single report that the adolescent mass murderers of our society are specifically the RESULT of not having fathers or true masculine role models in their lives, not examples of masculinity. Nowhere in my view of masculinity does wife abuse or irresponsibility fit in, and I don’t believe I communicated that in any way in my article. Kindly give it another read without the abuse filter, and I think you will appreciate the concept of healthy masculinity.

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  6. Peter-Note: for his prolife short story, PKD was shunned by his peeres and the industry, blackballed by Hollywood, and received death threats. But his words were a true prophecy. Guy

    1. That definitely is the punishment meted out by the left any time someone stands for life. In the pro-life movement, we’re used to it. I’m going to look up the story today. Thanks again for the reference.

  7. How many young boys are being “diagnosed” with ADHD, etc. as an excuse to medicate their masculinity away? Let’s face it: The majority of male children who are physically active, bouncy, and “talking out of turn” in school are just healthy, happy boys. Instead of valuing these characteristics, teachers and parents (and now most of society) see them as “symptoms” of a “disorder”. It follows that masculinity is now being treated like a scourge.

    1. No question. If the boy doesn’t have a dad in the home setting limits it might exacerbate those characteristics and look like a psychological problem when in fact it just a boy’s nature seeking stability and guidance. Thanks for the feedback, CK.

  8. The prodeath feminists’ war on boys and pogrom against men equates “toxic masculinity” with masculinity. But now the mask is being taken off toxic feminism. As it turns out, they rant and foam at the mouth about the alleged “patriarchy” when their aim is a feminarchy with them at the apex of power. For a long-ago statement of the evil and emasculating agenda of prodeath toxic feminism, read Philip K. Dick’s short story, free online, THE PREPERSONS. Guy McClung, Texas

    1. Thanks for that reference, Guy. You are right. I note that Anthony Esolen has also recently released a book on the need to protect boys from this onslaught.

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