English Literature Blog publishing Articles,Essays and Research Papers based on Fiction and Non Fiction, Theories,Criticism, Creative Writing etc. Author and Copyright : Vipin Behari Goyal
Author of several English novels.
Virginia Wolfe had a great vision. They knew the direction in which the society
was heading. They talked about issues which will remain relevant for many
centuries to come. The saga that started with demand of a room of one's own,
has not come to an end. Every strong thesis has an equally strong antithesis. Feminism does not have any antithesis. Neither
Masculism nor Egalitarianism serves the
purpose. Anti-Feminist is, one who does not subscribe to Feminism. Feminism is
a theory of the political, economic and social equality of the sexes and covers all organized
activities to claim the right, and protect the interest of women. My antithesis of Feminism is Negative Feminism. "Negative
Feminism is protection of the right and needs of Men. Some important
components of this theory are as follows:
This term is still
unknown to the dictionary. Though an ambiguous page on Wikipedia says that it
is the advocacy of the rights and needs of men. In case of women it is ‘right
and interest’ while in case of men it is ‘right and needs’. This explains a
lot. The women are already standing at the top of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs.
They are searching for identity, which in a way is self-realization or self actualization
need. Men on the other hand, are striving to fulfill their physiological needs.
The responsibility to earn a square meal is on his shoulder. He is supposed to
work hard and earn all amenities for his family. The society condemns a man who
fails to do so. On the play 'Death of a Salesman’ by Arthur Miller,
Willy Loman commits suicide when he fails to provide facilities for his family.
He had one dream; to fulfil the dreams of his family members. On the other hand,
in the play ‘The Doll’s House’ by Henrik Ibsen, Nora Helmer
deserted her husband and three children just because her husband refused to
take the blame of forgery she had committed. Either way, it is the man who is a sufferer if he fails to fulfil expectations of woman from him.
Women lack genius and genuine morality, men lack passion and compassion, for these qualities they have to imitate each other.
counterpart of the Bachelor is Spinster. Now a single unmarried woman is called
Bachelorette. Spinster is woman past the usual age of marrying
and is considered unlikely to marry. So a male spinster is still waiting to be
christened. We need to acknowledge the psychological needs of the man who is past the usual age of marriage and is considered unlikely to marry. Why famous artist like Voltaire, Beethoven, Leonardo Di Vinci and Henry James chose to remain celibate? Why an imaginative genius child is retarded by a dominating woman in his life ? Women may be classified on the basis of their relationship with men. Prefix of Miss and Mrs. defines their status and thus availability but men have been denied any such privilege. Virginity also defines a women, but no parallel word is coined for males of the same species. Man has constantly been ignored, since he has no platform to raise his voice. While the word prostitute and whore have ancient origin the word gigolo was coined in 1920.
3. Literature in
appreciation of female beauty
literature has been created in praise of female beauty. Some characters like
Helen and Cleopatra have become immortal, though it is not sure if they were
really beautiful. Males have received no such praise even from female authors.
Female authors have never revealed if they are attracted by the physical
attributes of a male. They pose that character is more important for men. In
‘Joseph Andrews’ by Henry Fielding, Joseph writes a letter to his sister
Pamela. He writes"chastity is as great virtue in a man as in woman”, and vows to
preserve it at any cost.Men deserves better attention from women writers. We need more female writers to write about physical beauty of men and his sufferings if he chooses to remain chaste.
Havelock Ellis in his book "Psychology of Sex" said
95% male masturbates and rest tell a lie. The same is true for henpecked
husband. All married men are henpecked in some way or other. Either they are
proud of it or they are ashamed of it. This is an eternal suffering. Nagging is
said to be the birthright of women.This is high time we make certain law to protect rights of henpecked husbands.
Husbands The definition is funny, but not the situation.
William Congreve in his famous play "The way of the world" has shown deceit among upper class English households. Fainall complains "My wife is an arrant wife and I am a cuckold...".A cuckold husband is more despised character than a whore. There is a complete genre of man which is grossly condemned by society. Pimp is one of them. We have stories about famous harlot and prostitutes but nobody has written about pimps who made them famous.