(Daily Wire) -- Yesterday I wrote about the latest progressive campaign to "redefine masculinity." The label is too constricting and old-fashioned, we're told, and so it must be changed to accommodate those who don't fit it. This is the Left's approach to everything. They want to expand all definitions and all labels into oblivion in the hopes that nobody will be left out, excluded, or made to feel like an "other." This effort, of course, extends beyond concepts like masculinity and femininity to encompasses even manhood and womanhood themselves. Everything is fluid now. Nothing means anything.
But there is a big problem here, aside from the fact that the whole thing is insane. The other problem is this: in this effort to "embrace diversity," we have actually killed it. By getting rid of labels, we have taken away a person's ability to fall outside of the label. By pretending that differences aren't different, we have erased the thing we are supposed to be accepting. You cannot have a difference unless there is a standard, a definition, by which that difference can be recognized as a difference. And you cannot have diversity unless you have differences. The more we redefine things, the more obsolete and irrelevant diversity becomes.
In the dark old ages, there were masculine men and feminine men and men who fell in between. Masculinity was recognized as the standard, the norm, but not every man was as masculine as the next. And some men were naturally more feminine than others. A man was free to be a different sort of man because he was free to be a man. Diversity could exist within manhood because the word "manhood" was meaningful and objective.
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