WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CONFESSED YOUR MASCULINITY? – For starters, how dare you to assume my gender?
A university will be hosting a “Masculinity Confession Booth” along with a number of other workshops and screenings to combat “hypermasculinity.”
“We have all reinforced hypermasculinity one way or another regardless of our gender!!” explains the University of Regina event description. “Come and share your sins so we can begin to discuss how to identify and change our ways !!!”
The “Man Up Against Violence” initiative will be hosting these events at the University of Regina in Canada during the present week.
The Masculinity Confession Booth will be making its debut Monday, but is also listed on the schedule for Tuesday through Thursday — days on which students can also attend a “Healthy Relationships and Healthy Masculinity Workshop.” Yet another event will seek to redefine the phrase, “man up.”
You know what rhymes with Regina?
New Leftism is a religion – a godless one to be sure, but one with all the trappings of religion. Now you can even confess your sins against matriarchy, and presumably get some sort of absolution. The attempts to censor and shut down debate have all the hallmarks of trying to combat blasphemy and hunt down and punish heretics.
Of course, communism itself was similarly a secular religion, with the future classless utopia as heaven, except on earth (they even called it workers’ paradise), its holy writings (Marx et al), prophets, often bearded (Marx et al again), priesthood (the Party), rituals and sacraments, icons, saints, and even the embalmed Lenin in his own ziggurat temple-tomb. Only the old solid social democracy, with its firm footing in working class values and concerns, has managed to escape sacralisation of politics. Needless to say, it is now nearly extinct in its Western world heartland, and the left itself is a plaything of plutocrats and undergraduates, torn between corruption of politics and the corrupting identity politics.