Thursday, March 29, 2018

Toxic Masculinity Examined


For John, BLUFSeeking a perfect world is destroying the one we have, which is quite good.  Nothing to see here; just move along.




From Pajama Media, by Ms Writer Sarah Hoyt, 29 March 2018.

Here is the lede plus four:

Screaming against masculinity and “toxic masculinity” is much in the news these days.  Some colleges have courses with that title, in which they devote their time to yelling at men for being men.

Some idiot or sociologist has created this concept that masculinity is “toxic” to civilized environments.

By the time I was in college, in the early eighties, we were inundated with texts on how men were not created for civilized life, how women were so much better as office workers, etc, and how men were “obsolete.”

This is by the way of being an idiocy on a par with the academic whom I heard state that biological gender didn’t exist.  (And before you get lost in the weeds of gender isn’t sex, yeah, because arguing over words has got us so far.  Also in English, there are two genders that apply to human beings, period.  So stow it.)  It might make some sense to say that psychological gender/sex doesn’t exist, that the amazing variety of gender behavior we see is all the result of gender conditioning and social.  Not that it makes sense per se and even the left obviously can’t square that circle.  But, by definition, you can lie with impunity about things that are inside people’s heads and invisible.  It’s much, much harder to deny the biology.  Biologically there are males and females, which for our species (but not all of them) are XY and XX.  Yes, sure there are intersex individuals, but claiming that because of a birth defect there is no biological sex/gender, is the same as arguing that because some kids are born without hands, it’s not normal for humans to have hands.  Defects don’t deny the matrix.

Why do I say even the left doesn’t believe it?  Because if the left believed that males and females are exactly alike, they would be horrified and offended by transgenders.  After all, why would you go through all the trouble of changing your body shape if it would be enough to behave however you wanted to?  How could your brain be a different sex from your body if all brains were alike?

And it goes on from there.  Yes, Ms Hoyt doesn't take much to the idea that the people who brought us civilization (men) are ruining civilization because of their toxic masculinity.

But, that doesn't mean that these projects against males will end, at least any time soon.  What Ms Hoyt thinks, however, is:

I don’t think there’s a happy ending.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.

Regards  —  Cliff

  I tend to think that in Western Culture, at least, woman have played strong roles, even if only from the sidelines.  You don't get a Queen Boadicea from some woman without a sense of who she is.

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