Walk like a man, Shawty-Lo
posted at 2:20 pm on January 10, 2013 by Ed Morrissey
Since I never get much of an opportunity to watch episodic television, I end up missing pivot moments of civilization like, er … All My Babies. The new Oxygen reality series follows Carlos “Shawty-Lo” Walker as he lives life with eleven children from ten different women. Steven Crowder has seen it and he’s not much of a fan, as his latest column makes clear:
Now I get that Carlos is an extreme example of a screw-up being used by some high-up network executives as a desperate grab for ratings. The problem is that this kind of behavior is becoming increasingly indicative of men in the 21st century.
Today’s left-leaning, pseudo-feminist society has bred men to believe that they are not intrinsically different and/or valuable in comparison to their female counterparts (and vice versa). …
The only difference between someone like our friend Carlos Short and I, is that he’s bought into the lie. Why shouldn’t he have ten “baby-mammas”? Those women, sorry, persons, don’t need a man or a husband. Who needs a nuclear family with a strong male figurehead when you’ve got politically correct, warm fuzzies on which to fall back?
Also, suggesting that a mother needs a husband and that a child needs a father… well that’s getting dangerously close to the line of “judging.” To many on the left, that already has you walking on paper-thin ice.
It’s important that people like you and Shorty Lowlife don’t misunderstand me here. I’m not advocating that men try to live up to any kind of macho, beer-chugging, deer-huntin’ archetype of masculinity perpetuated by bad country music songs and closeted homosexuals.
I am however advocating that men start taking ownership of their lives (including their mistakes), step into the leadership roles they were designed to fulfill and that they start treating the women in their lives with the respect that they deserve.
On a side note, this is why I feel better and better about skipping most of the channels on my cable system. Even A&E and Bio, which used to feature some interesting content, has become the Poltergeist Networks, with a heavy dose of celebrity ghost hauntings featuring washed-up C-listers. No thanks.