I am a lover of words so let’s get down to basics. How do you define “emasculation”? Is it just about physical castration?
c. 1600, from Latin emasculatus, past participle of emasculare “castrate,” from assimilated form of ex “out, away” (see ex-) + masculus “male, manly” (see masculine). Originally and usually in a figurative sense in English. Related: Emasculated; emasculating.
1620s, noun of action from emasculate.
1590s, “to deprive of the attributes of a human being,” from un- (2) + verbal derivative of man (n.). Meaning “to deprive of manly courage” is attested from c. 1600; that of “to emasculate” is from 1680s.
early 15c., castracioun, from Latin castrationem (nominative castratio), noun of action from past participle stem of castrare “to castrate, emasculate,” supposedly from a noun *castrum “knife, instrument that cuts,” from PIE root *kes- “to cut” (see caste). Freud’s castration complex is attested from 1914 in English (translating German Kastrationsangst). (Source for words above: Online Etymology Dictionary)
Is “emasculation” what we, as humans, truly desire? To unman humanity, as in to deprive it of the attributes of a human being?
Killing Adam (men) will not make Eve (women) more alive.
Emasculating them, will not make us
from Chapter Seven – To be Whole
The truth is that emasculating men harms us all. It depletes us, siphons strength and life from us as fellow human beings, especially our children. We suffer. Society suffers.
To attempt to feminize men is to declare/affirm that we (women) are weak by definition, contrary to the Divine power we all have. Please understand that we, like it or not, make the choice to surrender that power. It is not by design.
I’m an advocate for “humanity” … “gender humanity.” And believe that if we learn to genuinely and holistically love each other, the natural consequences will be equity and equality, while respecting and accepting our perceived and innate differences. Embracing our sameness. Radical feminists want total equality with no regard for the whole of humanity, i.e., humaneness, just as misogynists have no regard for the same.
The fashion trends being promoted on runways and elsewhere scream “near nakedness” for women, and “make laughingstocks” of men. As I asked in my book, “What are we doing to ourselves?” (And, um, I do love to look at men in kilts and respect that culture, but this trend, especially the pastel lace shorts and shirts? Noooo.)
When I stumbled upon the following YouTube video, I was embarrassed for men. Not because they were naked, but because they were naked and carrying women’s purses/bags. If they had been showcasing backpacks or male bags, I would not have been so saddened.
Let’s wake up to the Truth and purge ourselves of misogynist and misandrous poisons. It is time to evolve.