Details regarding so-called hazing rituals at St. Michael’s College in Toronto are downright gasp-inducing, and police are now investigating six cases that involve students of the all-boys Catholic school that are sickening.
Part of the investigation involves who knew what and when, and it’s a certainty that when all is said and done, heads will roll.
In the meantime, a perverse sidebar has emerged in that, one can’t pick up a paper or listen to a TV or radio broadcast without hearing two words bandied about by the usual suspects, because according to them, “toxic masculinity” is to blame for the atrocities.
The term is used to designate manhood as something defined by violence, sex, status and aggression. But, it isn’t really about toxic masculinity, but rather, masculinity PERIOD.
And they’re using the St. Mike’s scandal as an attack on all men, not just the goon squad, because for third-wave feminists, the mere concept of masculinity is in itself offensive.
So, why don’t hear the term “toxic femininity” bandied about? Search for sorority houses that are under investigation for hazing rituals gone wrong and you’ll see plenty of stories about women bullying other women, physically and psychologically.
We also know that not all masculinity of a violent nature is considered “toxic” by feminists and progressives. In fact, it’s actually encouraged when used to further a leftist narrative.
In the end, there’s no such thing as “toxic femininity” despite evidence suggesting otherwise, and when it comes to the Left’s vision of masculinity, it’s okay for men to get in touch with their “toxic” side, as long as it’s used against anyone espousing a contrary opinion to progressive values.