first published at LiberalAmerica.org
The book Raising Boys Feminists Will Hate by Doug Giles was published in 2012, but because we’re enlightened liberals and we tend to avoid the dark underbelly of Amazon, we missed it. I’d like to buy it so that I can properly review it for Liberal America readers, but alas, putting money into the pocket of a guy like Doug Giles is something I’m loath to do, so I’ll rely on the reviews of other people who have read this book.
From the Amazon description:
Parent, if you have a young son and you want him to grow up to be a man, then you need to keep him away from pop culture, public school and a lot of Nancy Boy churches. If metrosexual pop culture, feminized public schools and the effeminate branches of evanjellycalism lay their sissy hands on him, you can kiss his masculinity good-bye because they will morph him into a dandy. Yeah, mom and dad, if you dare to raise your boy as a classic boy in this castrated epoch, then you’ve got a task that’s more difficult than getting a drunk to hit the urinal at Chili?s. Read this bold and hard-hitting guide by Doug Giles, the politically incorrect master, on how to raise your son in a world which more and more seems to hate masculinity.
The preview that Amazon offers of the book shows that Giles seems obsessed with “metrosexual pop culture,” lesbians, and feminists. In the world of Doug Giles, raising a “classic boy in this castrated epoch” is more difficult than “getting a drunk to hit the urinal at Chili’s.” But the solution is simple: the Bible and the book of Genesis tells everything anyone needs to know about how to raise a “classic boy.”
The dedication leads one to believe that the book is a work of satire.
This screed is dedicated to fatehrs who enjoy living in the God -blessed testosterone fog and who wish to raise their sons to be men and not Nancy-boys.
This sounds like a joke, right? Would someone seriously write a book with that kind of dedication? Well, here’s what reviewer Christine Jerla said:
This book is disgusting. I bought it thinking it was satire but Giles is not joking. Giles writes, “The feminists and the men who have yielded up their private parts to the lesbians, I mean feminists, [who] have an organized system of male hatred that they just ca’t wait to slap your son with”.
Another reviewer describes the book as “extremely rough toilet paper, not very absorbent.”
If there is any doubt as to the genuineness of this author, you can glance at the folks who have given him “high praise.”
That pretty much says all we need to know.
Reviewer Dan Hyland nailed it:
I’m a thirty-something dandified man with a wife, two kids, and a stable job. God, how I wish my parents had raised me right. Due to their non-judgmental, supportive parenting, I never had a chance to be an abusive rapist like I was meant to be! I mean, I never even once groped a classmate without permission. I never even spewed a “make me a sandwich, woman!” comment on an online forum! And all that time, I was caught in a net of self-loathing, seeing the women in my life having it so much easier than me, what with their superior pay, lack of sexual harassment on a daily basis, and numerous other advantages. Well, all that nonsense stops with me!
While I may be a lost cause, I’m going to raise my son right, and use this book as a guide to do so! By God, my son will be in prison for rape by the time he’s 20 years old! My son will be feared and loathed by my daughter and wife due to the way he treats them! In short, my son will be a MAN, something I’ve never been! Thank you, Doug, for showing me the way to raise him right!
In addition to junk books, Doug Giles has also written for right-wing online publications: The Daily Caller, Townhall, and The Blaze. Yep, he’s legit in the RWNJ world. His son Regis is an NRA columnist.