Homo-hatin’ Maggie Gallagher is hanging it up, and by ‘hanging it up’ I mean that Universal Uclick is “retiring her column“, and by ‘retiring her column’ they mean they can’t find anyone who wants to pay for the right to run Gallagher’s column anymore.
But, no, nobody wants to read ol’ Maggie Gallagher anymore because, after seventeen years of Mag’s ragging on the gays for wanting to be treated like Real Americans, America is gayer than ever and now everyone is gay sexing and gay marrying and gay raising gay children with each other. So one might say: Mission NOT Accomplished. According to Gallagher, in her “So Long, Farewell, I Hate Your Fucking Faces” parting column, she would have gotten away with it if it weren’t for those non-marrying bros who just, y’now, spend their days and nights chillin’, poundin’ down brews and playing video game porn:
As I lay down this syndicated column after 17 years, I do not plan to stop writing (readers can find me at MaggieGallagher.com). It is a good time though to reflect on the trends:
On every key measure, marriage is weaker. The consequences are more obviously unsustainable, yet culturally powerful voices are less willing to engage, and the power of porn and Hollywood to create our norms for family life is more triumphant than ever.
Without a powerful ideal of masculinity that points men toward marriage and fatherhood, more and more young men are deciding the hard work of becoming marriageable is not worth it: Porn, beer, video games with the guys, freedom and fleeting sexual encounters are good enough.
The most urgent overlooked need is the deep need of boys for masculine ideals. If civilization refuses to provide any, porn and video-game makers will step in to fill the gap.
Oddly enough, Gallagher got through the entire column without mentioning the “G” word which has been her bread and butt
sexer, lo these many years. Instead she blamed it all on the guys who don’t want to do the hard work of becoming marriageable which, in turn, has just ruined ruined ruined marriage for everyone … including the gays who are willing to do the hard work of becoming marriageable except that Maggie Gallagher doesn’t want them to be married unless they get opposite married.
Then nobody wins.
Except Maggie Gallagher.
(Added) Since it has come up in coments, here is an article about Gallagher’s own problems with unwed motherhood and a loveless and difficult marriage.