the crisis of masculinity

Benevolent patriarchy is not the solution to toxic alpha masculinity. I understand baby steps and folks market these olde school versions of ‘chivalry.’ But misogynistic masculine domination is just a thin veneer away in them.

This version of masculinity comes with a core of homophobia, transphobia, and a hunger for gender essentialism. We’re going to need men to do better than this. The question is this:

Can they imagine giving up male privilege? That’s the first step.

If they can’t take that step, they will self-destruct. Because the world is moving ahead and there never was a binary.


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