Universities Blame Masculinity as Root of All Problems

News: US News
by Aaron Maxwell  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  November 2, 2016   

A trend across college campuses

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DETROIT (ChurchMilitant.com) - Campus leaders and liberal scholars at multiple universities are taking steps to feminize men, claiming masculinity is toxic and men need to be trained not to be masculine in order to establish true equality.

According to the College Fix, "[C]ampuses [are] hosting training sessions, group meetings, lectures and other programs to effectively cleanse what many campus leaders and left-leaning scholars contend is an unhealthy masculinity in young men today." Some of these campuses are claiming that masculinity is "extremely toxic to our mental health" and "plays a harmful influence in lives," blaming masculinity as the reason for inequality, sexual violence, racism, mass violence, domestic terrorism and more.

In September, Duke university started the Duke Men's Project; one of its central goals is to attack "toxic masculinity." The project is being hosted by the campus Women's Center. Dipro Bhowmik, one of the four students leading the project, says the project's goal is to create a space where men can "critique and analyze their own masculinity and toxic masculinities to then create healthier ones."
The group says, "The Men's Project primary programming is a six-week long, storytelling-based curriculum inspired by the UNC Men's Project, centering on examining, reflecting and discussing masculinity, feminism, intersectionality and allyship."
Those who are starting college at Gettysburg College and identify as male are to being made to watch the film "The Mask You Live in." The film talks about harmful side effects that come from being "masculine" and that the "three most destructive words" a boy can hear is "be a man."
Dartmouth College started a new course this year called "The Orlando Syllabus," which is designed to link masculinity to mass violence and racism. The course teaches that masculinity was part of the reason why Omar Mateen killed 49 people in Florida earlier this year.
A club called "Thrive" at Claremont College hosted an event called "Masculinity + Mental Health" in October. The event's goal was to discuss the mental health problems masculinity causes. An attendee of the event, Miles Robinson, said there was "a common consensus that masculinity is harmful both to those who express it and those affected by it."
Robinson also said that all of the organizers and most of the attendees of Thrive's weekly events are female and that they were hoping this event would inspire more men to start attending.


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