- There's this thing: toxic masculinity.
- That displays itself such: "manvertisements".
- And it is problematic: because it might make wimps feel a bit hurt.
Note how the term toxic masculinity bears no quotes, i.e. this one is the real deal, this term has solid maybe even scientific fundementals as opposed to "manvertisements", which is a funnier term. Still true but expressed in a more digestible fashion than the gravely serious matter of toxic masculinity. But let's not get off track. Below, a handful of nuggets of wisdom from the text (quoted) and our immediate thoughts and interpretations of it.
"Toxic masculinity is what disguises emotional immaturity as a stereotypical male stoicism" Undoubtedly then, us at ulbator are emotionally immature. Although we prefer "toxic".
For this next one, I guess we are just going to have to confess. Guilty as charged: "Men who do not fall in line may... be called... pussies". Have you ever read the ulbator slogan? Ulbator has been known to refer to people as pussies every once in a blue moon.
And after dealing with pussies, the author shows a softer side: "Within a society that tells men their role is to be strong, silent, and dominant, men’s emotional needs are left unmet." We want to make it very clear that us at ulbator have never talked a man who feels like weeping out of doing so. Just make sure that no one sees you when you're shedding them crocodile tears.
"Misogyny, homophobia, and transphobia are deeply connected to toxic masculinity." What does it mean to be a homophobe or a transphobe? That you're scared to death of gays and trannies?
"Within the construct of toxic masculinity, weakness is a cardinal sin". Truth to be told, I have always disliked weakness in a man. The evidence keeps pouring in of my toxicity.
A funny read.