Celebrating Male Achievements
In the Manosphere, we see many who speak out for men’s rights and male lifestyle ideologies (MGTOW, Neomasculinity, etc.) that are reactions to the decades of living under gynocentrism-focused societies that continue to demonize and marginalize what are considered to be male innate and male culturally-defined traits. It is perfectly natural that men should speak out against feminist dogma and change their lifestyles to include boycotting marriage, increasing their skills at what is called “game,” and other androcentric coping skills, but one area that the Men’s Human Rights Movement has not paid much attention to is the celebration of male achievements which would reinforce the idea that ‘men are good’ and that ‘men are more than just a wallet for a female.’ Also, the celebration of male achievements could give many men a broader idea of what it is to be a man. In other words, it would impact any man’s concept of his male identity in a positive way.
Obviously, determining where to start when celebrating male achievements would be difficult because men have contributed thousands of significant accomplishments to the world throughout human history. Men have founded and contributed to the most significant religious thought of all of the major religions (Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, etc.). From St. Thomas Aquinas and his Summa Theologica (one of the most influential works of Western literature), Mohammed the Prophet and the Koran, to Prince Siddhârtha Gotama (Buddha), male theological achievements are spectacularly unmatched by women. In the fields of science and mathematics, men have created and contributed to the major advances in algebra, calculus, physics, biology, robotics, chemistry, biochemistry, and other sciences. From Newton’s law of universal gravitation published in his famous work in 1687, “Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica” to the contributors to the field of quantum mechanics (Rutherford, Bohr, Planck, Schroedinger, Pauli, Heisenberg, Dirac, Feynman, Gell-Mann et al.), male achievements in these fields are monumental. And we could go on and on and on in the fields of philosopy ( epistemology, logic, metaphysics, ethics, and aesthetics, etc.), sports, architecture, medicine, and more.
One of the tactics of Feminism has been to demonize men. One of the responses that men can use to counter the demonization of men is to celebrate male achievements in the past and in the present. In other words, celebrating male achievements is a great antidote to feminism’s demonization of men. It would also be helpful to men if men would have governments worldwide officially declare a Men’s History Month which would include the recognition of the achievements of men throughout human history.
Ancient Male Achievements – Imhotep
Imhotep is the world’s first named architect who built Egypt’s first stone pyramid. He is recognized as the world’s first doctor, a priest, scribe, sage, poet, astrologer, and a vizier and chief minister, though this role is unclear, to Djoser (reigned 2630 – 2611 BC), the second king of Egypt’s third dynasty. He is also known as the Father of Neuroscience. Imhotep was undoubtedly a genius of the highest level. Men should take great pride in the fact that the first genius in recorded history was a man.