According to Tomi Lahren, toxic masculinity isn’t necessarily a bad thing, at least when it comes to how “the Left” describes it.
In a post to her Twitter account last week, the conservative commentator and Fox News host declared that so-called “toxic masculinity” is not to blame for violence “because the Left’s definition of toxic masculinity is BS.”
“When violence breaks out, the men who step up and protect the innocent are often those the Left would diagnose with ‘toxic masculinity,'” she wrote.
So-called “toxic masculinity” is not to blame for violence because the Left’s definition of toxic masculinity is BS. When violence breaks out, the men who step up and protect the innocent are often those the Left would diagnose with “toxic masculinity.”
— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) August 8, 2019
Lahren didn’t explain how the left’s definition of toxic masculinity is applied unfairly, but either way, there were plenty of people in the comment thread beneath her tweet who were baffled by her take.
News flash genius, when violence breaks out, 98% of the time it’s because some drunk redneck starts trying to fight anyone who disagrees with him. Your kinda guy. 👍
— King Donald Joffrey Trump (@realTrumpClone) August 8, 2019
Toxic masculinity refers to certain behaviors socialized as masculine that promote violence, intermale hierarchies, entitlement, emotional stoicism and misogyny.
It’s the idea that Real Men™ are violent, “alpha,” emotionless jerks.
But keep collecting those cool girl coins.
— feminist next door (@emrazz) August 9, 2019
This makes zero sense.
— I’m thirsty… (@LaBeauMichael) August 8, 2019
I’ll tell you what. Next time she tweets anything that makes sense, I’ll donate an extra $100 to our local food bank.
— Gordon Beeding (@gbeeding) August 8, 2019
No Tomi, no.
Toxic masculinity bashes gays.
Toxic masculinity rapes women.
Toxic masculinity takes whatever they want
Toxic masculinity carries big guns into Walmart to compensate for their shortcomings as a man.
— Suburban Voyeur™️🇨🇦 (@subvoyeur) August 9, 2019
According to data collected by Mother Jones, since 1982 the majority of mass shootings have been carried out by white males.
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