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The Western man is on the outs

by Sam Rolley

It’s no secret that masculinity is under attack. Not just masculinity — even believing that biology plays a part in basic human nature is considered hateful by those who believe everyone can be anything. But masculinity has to go. It’s ruining the genderless utopia Western leftists are longing to assemble.

This isn’t, of course, anything new. Certain leftist factions have been chattering on forever about how men screw everything up. Sexism, racism, wars, poverty cycles, all get blamed primarily on men. And it makes sense. Societies in general have traditionally been pretty patriarchy-heavy, the people running things get the blame for the bad.

Of course, lately the mainstream is a little stingy on praise for that whole helping to erect (no pun) modern civilization in the Western world.

And it wasn’t just men who put in all the leg work — but masculinity played its part. Today, it gets all the negative generalizations and none of the glory from people wishing, I suppose, that modern society had grown from a different seed (no pun).

I don’t hear a whole lot of talk from the “woke” among us about toxic female or transgender characteristics.

Are there no violent women or transgenders? No racists among them? They’re above reproach? The whole lot of them?


Meanwhile, college campuses are hiring specialists to to teach young men how to quell their out of control animalistic urges.

This is a report on Princeton University’s new specialist from The College Fix:

The university is in the process of hiring an “Interpersonal Violence Clinician and Men’s Engagement Manager” who will work with a campus office called SHARE that’s dedicated to “survivors” of sexual harassment, assault, dating violence and stalking.

According to SHARE, one in four female undergrads experienced such misconduct during the 2015-16 school year.

The men’s manager will also launch initiatives to challenge “gender stereotypes,” and expand the school’s Men’s Allied Voices for a Respectful and Inclusive Community, a self-described “violence prevention program” at Princeton that often bemoans “toxic masculinity” on its Facebook page.

According to the job description, the men’s manager will develop educational programs targeting the apparent “high-risk campus-based populations for primary prevention of interpersonal violence, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic/dating violence, and stalking.”

The job posting implicitly refers to men as perpetrators and women as victims.

Look, rape and sexual assault are horrible realities. Stalking is creepy. And no one this side of couth believes unprovoked violence against others is right.

But these are not male-only problems. And the capacity to engage in any of these activities is no more inborn in men than it is in women or gender-queers. You want to talk about male-only problems? How about how sperm counts in the Western world are plummeting because of chemicals in food, water and household products? Seriously, it’s fallen by 50 percent in 40 years with no end in sight.And I’m willing to bet the low counts are a harbinger of other chemical-induced health concerns for men. I digress.

Toxic masculinity is like male chauvinism, except with an effort to distort connotation. What I mean is that “male” is a pretty neutral word and “chauvinist” a negative. Male chauvinist. Maybe the guy is an asshole. But toxic masculinity creates a different inference altogether. “Toxic” is a negative word — but, apologies to men-haters, “masculinity” has a long-positive connotation. It describes, but doesn’t really define, ideal male traits.

Today, however, there can be no ideal male traits. We all know the traditional memes of desirable male traits: handsomeness, ruggedness, strong and silent, firm but just, tenacious, protective and so on. Those are things that many a straight man aspires to project.

These men have been screwing up the world for too long, the left proclaimed long ago. How better to get them to leave the helm than declaring masculinity “toxic?” It’s better to be yielding. It’s better not to believe history’s great men are a worthy example. It’s better to step aside and let some other folks have a shot at shaping society. You can’t stay and help, unless you’re willing to shed your toxicity… your masculinity.

And, as we’re seeing all around today, pushing back leads to ad hominem attacks. Don’t want your child learning they have societal blessings to replace their natural sexual organs before they have any idea what they do? You hate transgenders. Have manly man heroes? Well, you must think women are weak.

Plenty of men. Most normal, everyday, masculine fellas you meet on the street are perfectly happy to belong to a changing society as long as they are free to form their own opinions about its direction. Most of them aren’t out there talking about annihilating transsexuals or making feminism illegal. Most probably don’t really think about either all that much. And when they do, most Average Joes out there probably just wonder why so many folks feel so hard up in a (Western) world full of opportunity for all types of people. But you know what? That’s true because they know most women and transgender folks also just want to do a little hard work and build a happy life.

And that’s the problem. The activists get all the attention from a mainstream establishment happy to indulge whatever nonsense they spew. And the activists will never be happy until the whole world is a mob of feminists and people with different junk from which they started, all shouting in unison about whatever they’re angry about today.

Could it be that most of these activists are just unhappy, unreasonable assholes? Rather than their sex or choice thereof — could their inability to get ahead in life be based on their awful attitudes about every traditional/conservative/ambivalent person they encounter who’s doing better than they are in life? Like, it ain’t history, sister/brother/undecided — and it ain’t them, it’s you.

Being an asshole is gender fluid. Just like we all have them, we can all be one from time to time. The trick is not going through your entire life like that.

Don’t be a Toxic Asshole. See, a negative on a negative.


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