There’s a weird relationship between the man-o-sphere and traditionalist bloggers. I link to both because I believe that – to some extent – they need each other. I’m not sure anyone on either side agrees with me. So, at the risk alienating everyone . . . here I go.
The most unobjectionable argument from the man-o-sphere is that men and women should be treated equally under the law. Feminism specifically rejects this notion – if you disagree, please explain modern divorce laws, for example. To the extent that the man-o-sphere only wants to address these legal inequalities, it need not concern itself with traditionalism or any other -isms. (I should add that I’m skeptical of the movement’s ability to out-liberal liberals, but I wish it the best of luck).
I think that the men’s movement should aim for more than equality before the law. I think it should aim for turning back the "progress" we’ve seen in our collective morality over the last several decades. For example, making divorce laws more favorable to men would be great. However, arresting the decline in marriage rates would be even better. Better still would be reducing levels of out-of-wedlock births, making marriages last longer, reducing the overall level of sluttiness in society, etc. These latter changes are going to require more than lobbying your douchey Congressmen.
I don’t see how these changes can come about without some sort of return to a more traditional society.