Of course masculinity is often toxic. That’s not in dispute. The constant wars and violence of mankind (perpetrated almost exclusively by men) is self-evident testimony. To the extent we need masculinity it is to protect ourselves from others who have the same weapon.
Dennis Prager’s basic shtick in this regard is that men must learn to conquer their propensity toward violence and women must conquer their propensity to irrationality and emotionalism.
That latter aspect doesn’t enter the equation for the Left because the issue we are addressing here has nothing to do with “masculinity,” per se. The giveaway is in the first paragraph of this article.
saying that so-called “traditional masculinity” not only is “harmful” but also could lead to homophobia and sexual harassment.
In essence, anything that could potentially harm open and effusive homosexuality is to be restrained. The goal of the Left is to beat-down the straight male so that homosexuals (and other gender-benders) and women can fill the power void. And this has been working very well, so I wouldn’t expect them to change course.
Men are being outlawed, not just “masculinity.” And there’s a gigantic fascistic, ego-centric aspect to this as well. Women (and men) have now long been taught that being woman-like is the way to be. “Women uber alles.” The end result is we come to the point where the APA finds “masculinity” something to be purged from society.
And that, of course, means purging men. Men are the new Jews. And we see that in many cases the only “men” we have left are Snowflakes, homosexuals, and weak males who have lost the ability to lead or to say “no” (except via the pre-built female/homosexual paradigms of what it means to lead or what we should say “no” to). They are basically ideological cuckolds to the extent that they are allowed in the public sphere.
The remaining non-assimilated males become our society’s new Vulgarians. They work menial jobs, don’t get married, and live with their parents until they are thirty. They play violent video games online several hours a day (the only current safe outlet for their “toxic” masculinity, other than sports and hunting) and are, for all intents and purposes, put in a box, safe from having any say in, and any effect on, society at large.
What’s not to like if you’re a woman or a homosexual? This is making the entire society a “safe space” for the female-centric agenda. And with basically few or no resources to teach men how to be good, strong men, there is little for most to do but go with the flow.