I can’t have a real discussion with someone lost in their bro-flake world so I’m not going to attempt to any further. If you see an organization like The Good Men project that is actually helping boys and men have more full, whole lives as the enemy there’s nothing left for me to say except, good luck with that. “Our mission is to challenge the stereotypes around masculinity, to advocate for equality, and to be a voice and a catalyst for change in the issues that disproportionately affect men.” How despicable! They actual want to advocate for letting men be who they are as individuals instead of fitting into some pre-fab box of masculine ideals and to deal with issues that affect men. What a bunch of fags!! 😏

Edit: The traits described as toxic are harmful to both men and society — that’s why they are characterized as toxic. Duh! If you want to defend your right to be aggressive (rather than assertive) for example, that’s asinine. It’s not acting masculine; it’s acting like an asshole. If you want to keep defending your right to act like an asshole, be my guest, but it’s fragile and tired. And of course, it’s in your short-term ego-driven best interests, but it’s not going to give you a truly happy or fulfilling life or contribute to a healthy society.

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