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Doug Emhoff, the husband of Democratic Vice President Kamala Harris, has condemned “toxic masculinity” in an interview, promising to speak out against it at every opportunity.
What are the specifics?
Emhoff was recently interviewed by MSNBC’s Jonathan Capehart, who asked, “Let’s talk about masculinity for a minute. Is being second gentleman changing your perception of gender roles and what it means to be a man?
Emhoff responded as follows:
This is something I’ve thought about a lot and talked about a lot. There’s too much toxicity — masculine toxicity — out there, and we’ve muddled what it means to be a man, what it means to be masculine, with the trope that you have to be tough, angry, and lash out to be strong. I believe the opposite is true. Strength is how you demonstrate your love for others. Strength is how you are for people, how you have their back, how you stand up for others, and how you push up against bullies. That’s what I think it is. So, whenever I have the opportunity, I will speak out against this toxicity.
The panelists from Fox News’ afternoon show, “The Five,” were at the forefront of the Emhoff mockery. Check out their perspectives:
Furthermore, Emhoff now “joins a crowd of liberals who have condemned toxic masculinity,” according to the National Desk.
James Cameron, the director of blockbuster films such as “Titanic” and “Avatar,” has stated that testosterone is a “toxin.”
“I always think of [testosterone] as a toxin that you have to work out of your system slowly,” Cameron told the Hollywood Reporter.
In the film “The Mask You Live In,” directed by California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s wife, one of the most damaging phrases a boy can hear growing up is “be a man.”
Rhode Island College began offering a course on “The Rhetoric of Toxic Masculinity” in 2021.
“Former President Donald Trump is a vivid example of this concept as it manifests itself in the early years of the twenty-first century. The fact that Trump was able to win election and maintain support, particularly among white men, demonstrates the health and endurance of toxic masculinity “According to the course description. “In this class, we’ll look at the rhetoric of toxic masculinity in film, literature, and cultural history as we try to imagine, enact, and expect better and saner versions of masculinity from boys and men.”