Examining Old School Anime: The Inequality of the Sexes

My latest article on Beneath the Tangles. It talks about the relationship between the sexes in the order of creation. At least, that’s what I was going for. 🙂

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Watching Lupin III and reading perhaps too much of Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn, a philosopher who would have agreed with Charles V Britannia’s points on inequality, inspired this article.  The word inequality strikes many people’s ears like the word injustice, but this is hardly the only way to think about inequality: it is only the unequal application of the law which is truly unjust.  We are literally surrounded by various forms of inequality which delight us.  Observe the order of nature: each species has its particular order and function–not one species performs the exact same role, under the same circumstances, and in the same way.  In the rational order, i.e. among men and angels, we observe even more inequalities with differing faces, bodies, personalities, talents, and backgrounds.  Most diverse of all would have to be the angels, each of whom, St. Thomas Aquinas tells us, is not only a different…

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5 comments on “Examining Old School Anime: The Inequality of the Sexes

  1. Men may not be able to do certain things that only women can, and women may not be able to do certain things that only men can, but those things do not justify looking down on the opposite sex, indeed. And in our efforts towards unity, we must remember not to be self-righteous as well. Hanging around in the Internet a lot has led me to witnessing some very poisonous “social justice” which involves insulting people who had offended others. It’s fine to insult bad behavior, but it’s not really good when it’s done while looking down on other people.


    • Though, with the debates over traditionalism, male chauvinism, and feminism, any sort of disagreement with your opponent’s position often counts as bad behavior. The phenomenon of political correctness, which tries to enforce a progressive/leftist worldview, creates people who hate to see their ideas criticized. They tend to resort to name calling whenever their ideas are questioned. Thus, conservatives get labelled reactionary, racist, or whatever else the Left feels like using. (Not to say that everyone on the Left uses this tactic, but you’ll find that the ones who don’t are often true liberals while the ones who do are progressives and collectivists.) Anyway, the goal of leveling insults is to avoid answering the opponent’s criticism and to demonize him at the same time.

      But, I do hate some of the arguments which rage on the internet–especially the ones one finds on Twitter and Facebook. 🙂

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      • Hm. Not all differences are good, indeed. That’s why I don’t like throwing around “Being different will make you truly happy!” as if it works anytime, anywhere. Plus, your thoughts about political correctness there…it reminds me of the freaking vague advice that is “Be yourself.” God help me, for what does it really mean to “be myself”? Be honest and upright? Give in to sinful desires? God Almighty help us all, for we are fools who try to justify being sinful…

        And leveling insults…it seems like a legitimately good strategy at first…it looked like that to me back then, but now I’m thanking God for all those lessons…That damn “Insulting people makes you win an argument!” strategy is not productive at all…for making myself have no healthy relationships is practically suicide…

        And there you have a piece of Tobby Rage. Worry towards it is understandable, but hey, I shall try my best to aim it at bad behavior only. Let’s keep on praying for each other and helping each other out, yo.

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      • The only good way to understand Shakespeare’s “Above all, to thine own self be true” is being true to that true self which God has of us His in mind. It is a shame that, except for the Blessed Virgin Mary, we human beings are all minus signs in comparison to that self!

        And, yes, let’s continue to pray for one another.

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      • Yes, we really should try to become what God wants us to be, yo! \(^o^)

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