This one goes beyond the liberal/conservative debate, although libs tend to be more silly when it comes to this...
Back in the 50's and the few decades that preceded, men were men and women were women. The roles were pretty much set in stone, and for a good reason...Because men and women are different. So then starting in the 60's sometime women started to feel that they were getting the short end of the stick, which may be true in a lot of cases. So they started the women's movement. This movement probably started off with good intentions and did help free women from some jerks who thought of women as sexual challenges only.
But then something went wrong, some women started feeling that they wanted more then equal treatment. They wanted to actually be men, but with breasts and other anatomical parts. And this went on for years. At this point some women found out that they can't be men. That somehow this wasn't going to be achieved..So did they settle on just being thought of as equal but with different roles...No..They decided to de-masculate men. To feminize them. But women are not all to blame..some lazy men thought that this was a great idea and they dreamed of not having to pay for dates and never having to open doors for women. This stuck, and it continues today. It got better during the early 90's. But I think we might be sinking back in to another decade of the girlie man.
Here's what we need to do. Men need to be able to be men again. This doesn't mean we have power over the woman..This doesn't mean we need to make more money. It simply means that we need to be able to be masculine in public. To open doors for women with pride. To be the physically stronger sex without being made to feel guilty about it. To embrace our differences as men and women. Stop over sensitizing us. Let us be the hunters and gatherers we were made to be. We can't live without women..And women can't live without us. So let us be who we are.
There is actually psychologists out there that preach that men and women are exactly the same and that our differences are learned behaviors. This is just the wussification of America spilling over into psychology. There is no way that men and women are or have ever been the same...the chemicals alone are so opposed.
I am not a sexist pig. I do not feel I need to exert power over women. Most of us men just want to be what comes natural to us. We want to know our role and cut the androgeny.
So let's let men be men again..before we all have wives with hyphenated last names!