The Welfare State Produces Metrosexuals

On his radio show Dec. 16, 2009, Dennis Prager said: “There is something beautiful about wanting to take care of yourself and your family. When I was a young man, I identified growing into manhood was marrying and taking care of a family. Ask boys today what does it mean to be a man? He won’t know what you mean. We don’t even use that terminology. ‘Be a man.’ That was very common. A man meant something, take care of others starting with your family.

“Under a welfare, boys don’t become men. There is a metrosexuality that almost ensues from the welfare state. What is your task as a man then? What do you do? If all your needs are taken care of by the state, and you’re guaranteed a minimum wage, what do I do with my life?”

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