Originally published October 21 2015
Army veteran a HERO in UCC shooting
by J. D. Heyes
(NaturalNews) Just recently, The College Fix published a truly remarkable story explaining how rampant feminism continues to drive gender-based instruction in American campuses of higher learning, to the point of absurdity.
"The size of G.I. Joe's biceps and Arnold Schwarzenegger's guns in the Terminator movies is proof that the dominant form of masculinity is out of control," the site's story began.
"That message and similar ones were conveyed recently to students during Vanderbilt University's 'Healthy Masculinities Week,' organized by the Margaret Cuninggim Women's Center. Attendance for students was optional."
Even more ridiculous, the week's worth of events was kicked off with a lecture from the first man to minor in women's studies at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Jackson Katz. (His school now offers a bachelor's degree in women, gender and sexuality studies.)
Katz, a self-described "anti-sexist activist" and filmmaker claims that all sexual violence and domestic abuse are the fault of men and that men would "benefit tremendously from having this conversation."
Is de-masculinization better?Then he turned to Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone — and well, even to G.I. Joe dolls. Schwarzenegger and Stallone, he said, have used bigger and bigger weapons as their movie careers progressed. G.I Joe dolls, on the other hand, have biceps that have gotten bigger over the years. According to him, these examples are indicators that masculinity is on the rise and that, somehow, being a man's man is a danger to society.
And, as Katz proves, you can always find some sap who will agree with that premise — in this case, a former NFL player, no less, as seen in his film "Masculinity: Upping the Ante."
However, aren't there times when you need a man's strength and courage — and yes, even male bravado — to deal with certain situations?
Take the recent shootings at a small community college in Oregon. As the crazed lunatic gunman (who shall not be named here) began his murder spree, one man — a U.S. Army veteran who will be named here, Chris Mintz — stepped into the fray in an attempt to save people.
In fact, as reported initially by Business Insider, Mintz charged the shooter, after witnesses said he attempted to block a classroom door to prevent the gunman from getting in.
In 911 tapes from the shooting, a dispatcher said the shooter was "outside one of the doors shooting through the door," according to The Oregonian, as quoted by Business Insider. Reports later confirmed that the shooting was confined to just one classroom — a class that the gunman had been taking, and that Mintz was shot a total of seven times. He is currently recovering.
"After the gunman gained entry to the classroom, Mintz got shot three times, hit the floor, and then looked up at the gunman and said 'it's my son's birthday today,' according to Wanda Mintz. He then reportedly got shot two more times," Business Insider reported.
Acting — and reacting — like menThen there was the recent incident in Belgium, where three Americans — Alek Skarlatos, an inactive member of the Army National Guard; Spencer Stone, an active-duty Air Force airman; and Anthony Sadler, a Sacramento State University senior — and a French civilian quickly rushed toward a gun-toting Islamic terrorist who was about to unleash hell on earth while riding the high-speed Thalys train.
"My friend Alek (Skarlatos) yells, 'Get him,' so my friend Spencer (Stone) immediately gets up to charge the guy, followed by Alek, then myself," Sadler said in an interview with CNN. "I begin to tie him up with help from Chris, another passenger. I notice a man had his throat cut at which Spencer begins to apply pressure to the neck wound before he bled out."
Stone wound up cut in the head and neck area and nearly had a thumb cut off, the report noted. Skarlatos wound up in control of the rifle and hit the suspect — a Moroccan national on the radar screens of European anti-terrorist authorities — in the head with the rifle muzzle.
Now, there is nothing here to suggest that women are not as capable of carrying out heroic acts — many have, in fact. But, really, is it so bad to expect men to, well, be men? Isn't that seriously what a lot of women want anyway?
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