* Mntl Hlth, Sociology - Toxic Masculinity vs Homosexual Men, Bisexual Men, and the Men Who Want to Be Women Biologically (Transgender); and Toxic Masculinity Terrorism Attack in NYC Yesterday

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    Nov 01, 2017 4:25 PM GMT
    * Mental Health, Sociology, Spirituality - Toxic Masculinity vs Homosexual Men, Bisexual Men, and the Men Who Want to Be Women Biologically (Transgender)

    The modifier “toxic” inherently suggests that there are forms of masculinity that are not toxic.

    So, to be excruciatingly clear, toxic masculinity is a specific model of manhood, geared toward dominance and control. It’s a manhood that views women and LGBT people as inferior, sees sex as an act not of affection but domination, and which valorizes violence as the way to prove one’s self to the world.

    https://www.truthdig.com/articles/toxic-masculinity-killing-us-many-ways/
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    Nov 01, 2017 4:38 PM GMT
    Toxic masculinity aspires to toughness but is, in fact, an ideology of living in fear: The fear of ever seeming soft, tender, weak, or somehow less than manly.

    This insecurity is perhaps the most stalwart defining feature of toxic masculinity, and examples are endless.

    Donald Trump flipping out when someone teases him about his small fingers. (Or about anything, really.)

    The ludicrously long and shaggy beards on “Duck Dynasty,” meant to stave off any connection to the dreaded feminine with a thicket of hair.

    The emergence of the term “cuckservative,” flung around by hardline right-wingers to suggest that insufficient racism is somehow emasculating.
    Anyone heard of this? New to me.

    Conservatives absolutely melting down about an Obamacare ad that suggested, gasp, sometimes men wear pajamas. (This ad traumatized them so much that many conservative pundits are still freaking out, years after the fact, that the Obama administration dared suggest the emasculating fabric of flannel pajamas ever touched the skin of the American male.) Anyone heard of this? New to me.
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    Nov 01, 2017 4:42 PM GMT
    Whether it’s Islamic terrorism or Columbine-style shootings or, as is the case with some of the most common but least covered mass shootings, an act of domestic violence by a man who would rather kill his family than lose control, the common theme is this toxic masculinity, a desire on the part of the shooter to show off how much power and control he has, to take male dominance to the level of exerting control over life and death itself.
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    Nov 01, 2017 4:49 PM GMT
    The idea that a bunch of drunk people dancing around a nightclub are safer with loaded weapons on their bodies is clearly not coming from a rational place, but from a place of deep insecurity and gender weirdness that treats phallic symbols like they are magical totems.
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    Nov 01, 2017 5:20 PM GMT
    http://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/news/2017/11/01/security-tight-across-city-following-terror-attack-in-lower-manhattan

    What a Monday through Saturday, huh? Save us from the toxic masculinity of terrorism.