At The Centrist POV we are strongly against indoctrination of any kind. Radical ideas come from all sides and usually have an agenda that is hidden in plain sight. Today we are going to discuss the progressive lefts agenda to de-masculinize the male race. First, lets look at the definition of both words and see how conflating the two together is troublesome and dangerous. After, we will go into the big picture.
According to Merriam-Webster the definition of toxic is: containing or being poisonous material especially when capable of causing death or serious debilitation.
Vocabulary.com defines masculinity as: the quality of manliness – habits and traits that society considers appropriate for a man. The site continues with the explanation by saying:
While certain jobs and professions have traditionally been associated with masculinity, like the military and firefighting, for example, these associations have begun to change as more women have pursued those types of careers. Some typical traits of masculinity include physical strength, a muscular body, and facial hair. The Latin root of masculinity is masculinus, “male,” which comes from masculus, or “worthy of a male.”
Someone who knows very much about this ideological phenomenon and discusses it in great detail is Dr. Jordan B. Peterson. Dr. Jordan B. Peterson is a professor of psychology at the University of Toronto, a clinical psychologist and the author of the multi-million copy bestseller 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos, #1 for nonfiction in 2018 in the US, Canada, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, the Netherlands, Brazil and Norway, and now slated for translation into 45 languages. I invite you to visit his site and read more about the topic.
Here is the take-away. When you combine the words toxic and masculinity together you are implying that the qualities of manliness, traits that society considers appropriate for a man are potentially poisonous and capable of causing death and serious debilitation.
The last time I checked there are male and female prisons. Both sexes are capable of committing crimes and doing terrible things. The argument that masculine behavior is detrimental to society is a fallacy and goes against the history of mankind. To put it simply and to reference a Lady Gaga song, “You were born this way.”
The two sexes are genetically predisposed with certain physical and mental characteristics. If you want to get really primitive and basic think of the prehistoric age when dinosaurs roamed the earth. Men were the hunters and the women took care of the home front. The reason for that was simple. The masculine side of the male gave them the ability to go out and find food, regardless of the danger involved. For thousands of years the concept of masculinity was never considered toxic. On the contrary, it’s what has contributed to the survival of mankind. Try going into battle against the enemy and say to them I don’t like your toxic masculinity. See how long you survive.
The point is you can teach your children to know right from wrong and to live by the golden rule. Do unto others, as you would have them do unto you. This is not a new phenomenon and certainly is not toxic. It’s simply called parenting and raising your children to have a moral compass. Now if your goal is to de-masculinize all men so you can justify the concept of so called 31 genders which is what this push for toxic masculinity appears to be going towards, that is a bigger picture and worthy of a separate debate.