Why, you ask, would masculinity be targeted by the Left. Two reasons. First, men have always fought wars, and traditionally, men are the protectors. Anything traditional has been under assault by the Left for decades now. Don’t believe me, look at what the Left is campaigning against right now. Traditional gender roles, the traditional family, men acting like, well, men. Hunting, prayer, competitive sports, ambition, the list goes on and on. Pretty much anything traditional in American culture is in the crosshairs of the Left.
Secondly, and most importantly it is for the same reason the Left targets firearms. They want compliance, not resistance, and men will stand, and fight, and lead others in defense of Individualism, and the Left loathes that. So, it comes as no shock that the political correctors are targeting masculinity as “toxic” Dave Blount sounds the alarm
Despite decades of politically correct indoctrination, men are still somewhat male. No worries, moonbats. Academia has been working hard to correct this:
For example, a class at Dartmouth College this semester, “The Orlando Syllabus,” identifies so-called toxic masculinity as playing a role in the mass murder spree at a Florida club during the summer. …
Other instances of combating toxic masculinity on campus can be found at both the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and Duke University, which launched programs specifically designed for male students to delve into “violent masculinity” and “healthier masculinity” and discuss issues like gender fluidity.
At a mandatory freshmen orientation training at Gettysburg College in August, male students had to watch a documentary which stated in part that the “three most destructive words” a boy can hear growing up is “be a man.” …
The “Thrive” club, part of the Claremont colleges consortium which meets as a “safe space” to talk about mental health, advertises that “masculinity can be extremely toxic to our mental health, both to the people who are pressured to perform it and the people who are inevitably influenced by it.” …
Last year, Vanderbilt University hosted “Healthy Masculinities Week,” led in part by Jackson Katz, the first man to minor in women studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Katz has denounced men for having muscular physiques; he also dislikes “hyper-masculinized sporting culture.”
In short, Katz has serious issues, and wants everyone else to reshape themselves to accommodate his shortcomings and eccentricities. Katz, you see is special, and rather than admitting he has issues, he demands thateveryone else must change to appease his screwed up emotions.