There's some good news from the old country this week. The Acadamie Francais, France's ministry of education, has weighed in and vetoed a move by 'woke' educrats (many of whom incidentally are supported by US interests) to create a gender neutral version of the acceptable French language. The Ministry not only condemned the politically-correct trend, they took the next step and banned its teaching in French schools altogether. Natalie Elimas, of the Acadamie, told the press that, "the drive to make French 'will not increase its popularity, but will instead drive more people to learn English, which does not gender its nouns...
France's public school system has been putting ours to shame for the last fifty years at least. It's noteworthy that 78% of French public school employees are actually teachers; compared to 48% in American schools. This shows once again that the truly better-educated in the world reject this gender-neutrality nonsense with contempt.
Meanwhile, here in the Prozac Nation the recent Mothers' Day holiday reminded us all that we have some severe debilities regarding gender in our own culture. Most of what passes for Mothers' Day is Madison Avenue advertising schmaltz to begin with. The marketing shylocks once a year dust off their 'June Cleaver' portfolios and play on the Oedipal Complexes that currently run rampant among contemporary American men. We never see the other side of postmodern American Motherhood: the Welfare Queens with 15 illegitimate kids; the heroic single moms who've fathered offspring for assorted dirtbags; the drugged-out soccer moms turning out a whole generation of neurotics; the harridans who dominate 'traditional' families nominally presided over by a milquetoast husband; or the multitudes of supposed 'stay-at-home' moms who cuck their husbands who are working 80 hours a week to maintain their million-dollar homes. Public Schools, social workers, the mass-media and day-cares raise most of America's kids today anyway.
Some pinhead in Congress came under fire for suggesting that we rename this holiday as "Birthing Peoples' Day". The suggestion drew down considerable criticism from Conservatives; but while I oppose the change too, it somehow seems fitting. If American women of child-bearing age want to explain exactly how they are much more than incubators, I think they'd have a fairly tough sell.
Regular readers are aware that we've spent a lot of time here verbally trying to beat some sense into whatever slender threads of manhood still remain in America. But let's be candid, the postmodern era hasn't been especially kind to the fair sex either. It's going to get even worse for girls and young women fairly soon. While Leftist Whackos have pursued a policy of marginalizing masculinity and idolizing women; the current Junta and their masters in the Great Reset Oligarchy are pretty clearly shifting policy to marginalizing femininity and idolizing the homosexual. For four years, American women were screeching Orange Man Bad and howling about the President's alleged misogyny; now it's starting to dawn on a few women that Feminism wasn't so empowering after all and that decades of pushing American men down to the level of a gaggle of slobbering idiots has left them defenseless.
The younger generation of American females is about as weak and degenerate as their male counterparts. Insanity Bytes recently had a poignant article about an encounter with a young medical professional which illustrates how alienated young women really are from reality. In response to a comment I left there, IB said:
Tucker Carlson did a short piece awhile back profiling a pair of thots whose videos went viral on the internet because of their hysterical outbursts over George-whats-his-name even though neither were Black or lived in Minneapolis. It's important to note too that these young viragoes were---by their own admission---the products of Conservative households. Not to mention what a typical weekend looks like when such ladies wish to display their wokeness. Let's all hope that scenes like these are female empowerment enough!
The health of a civilization can be gauged by the state of its women, since it is women who maintain the home and raise the next generation. What does ours look like? About 1 in 135 pregnancies end in abortion. American women have a 40% rate of morbid obesity; over half are functionally or wholly illiterate; nearly 1 in 6 are on prescription psychiatric dope at any given moment. About 1/3 with children are either single mothers or live with a stepfather. Female infertility rates are rising, with nearly 1 in 8 unable now to bear children; the U.S. currently ranks 33rd of the 36 members of the OECD in infant mortality.