Millennials tend to define anything they disagree with as being “toxic.” Perhaps unsurprisingly, millennials do not apply “toxic” to truly dangerous terms. One such term that has recently gained acceptance among our youth is “toxic masculinity.” Yes, masculinity has come under attack by the Snowflakes. For many of our youth, masculinity is viewed as a poison to society. Liberal universities have also accepted the concept of toxic masculinity, and have deemed manhood as being oppressive and inherently violent, despite any evidence to the contrary.
According to the Journal of Clinical Psychology, toxic masculinity is defined as the need of some men to act aggressively and possessively towards others. Liberal universities take no haste on exaggerating and misinterpreting such findings by placing the blame on societal pressures regarding manhood. Using the concept of toxic masculinity, an article out of Ivy League school Brown University attempts to explain the reason for sexual assault occurrences on campus:
Men will often resort to violence to resolve conflict because anger is the only emotion that they have been socialized to express.
Is it not quite a stretch to state that anger is the only emotion men have been socialized to express? Has society truly indoctrinated men to be rapists waiting to strike? Surely students at Brown University have spoken out against the university’s ignorant claims? As it turns out, Brown is sowing the seeds of ignorance.
One student at Brown University was asked for his personal definition of manhood. The student replied that aggression, emotionlessness, and sternness define masculinity. The student then added the deep and chilling insight that having an exaggeratedly slouched and crooked posture makes one a man. It is certainly wonderful that Ivy League Brown University is fostering such intelligent pupils. What is especially mortifying is that young college students at Brown are paying thousands of dollars to absorb such nonsensical information preached as fact by their Ivy League university.
Brown is only one of many universities to lecture on toxic masculinity. Another such university is Ithaca College in New York. Ithaca offers a workshop on ending the inherent “toxicity of manhood,” which they state is responsible for all categories of violence, including mass murders, rape, and terrorism.
If a man chooses to not abide by societal standards of manliness, he is certainly free to do so. It should be noted, however, that standards of manliness do not include violence. Most parents in the U.S. do not raise their boys to seek violence. Instead, our nation’s parents foster integrity, pride, and perseverance in their children. Indoctrination of young college students from academia has led to attacks on masculinity, including attacking praiseworthy characteristics sowed by parents. Masculinity does not aim to oppress or injure but to grow, protect, and support. Wouldn’t it be nice if only academia could wrap its head around that?