The collision of feminism and the Russian Orthodox Church is the gift that keeps on giving. This week a Russian Orthodox official made comments complaining about the lack of ‘real men’ he’s seeing inside the Russian Federation.
The comments are tied to a debate over the fact that Russian women usually raise their children due to a high divorce rate and the lack of involvement by fathers in their upbringing.
Russia’s “real men” are being replaced by “scrawny chickens,” a Russian Orthodox official said on Monday as heated debates surround the concept of toxic masculinity and the #MeToo movement in the West, reported The Moscow Times.
“If you take the average modern 30-something, the only muzhiki we have left are in the special forces,” Archpriest Dmitry Smirnov, who heads a patriarchal commission for children’s and mother’s rights, was quoted as saying by Interfax.
The Russian slang word “muzhik” — once used by President Vladimir Putin to describe Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio — can denote men of a lower class, as well as a traditionally masculine “man’s man,” wrote The Moscow Times.
On Thursday, Smirnov compared recruits at the military academy of the missile forces where he had served for a decade to “scrawny chickens.”
Russian women typically eschew Western-styled feminism in favor of a more subtle type of control of the household. There is no child support to speak of inside Russia. It is very common for a man to completely abandon his child once he leaves the mother for a younger woman.
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Many Russian men, perhaps even most Russian men, are alcoholics. That destroys a man, makes him a scrawny chicken on the inside and on the outside.
When the Government becomes the provider, what role is required of a Real Man…
Socialist philosophy always reduces a society to mediocrity…….
The sad truth is that this same phenomenon is happening everywhere in the world. Men have lost their balance, they are under attack by the feminists, and find it easier to go along to get along rather than to fight for their rights as men. Men are being stripped of their natural manhood. We are buying into the Hollyweird ideal.