In New York, they’re working hard to turn humans who “identify as men,” into humans who identify as men but act like women.  Seriously, you can’t make stuff up that is this absurd.  According to The Cut, the classes are for men to “learn how social constructs of masculinity harm them and the people around them, and work to construct healthier masculinities.” One participant name Stephen Hicks said the program was “eight weeks of guys discussing how they can address their actions with better self-awareness and less toxicity.”

“Less toxicity?”  Funny, I self-identify as a male (because that’s what I actually am) and I don’t feel toxic at all.

“We spoke of emotional labor, consent, violence, communication, empathy, and vulnerability,” Hicks said of the class — a description that guarantees I’ll never, ever take it.   (That, plus the fact that this program is a partnership between the Washington, D.C., Rape Crisis Center, Collective Action for Safe Spaces, and ReThink.)

Of course, there’s a trend these days for men to deny their gender in some sort of pitiful display of political correctness that serves absolutely no one.  This is a great exchange on the topic:

To which Matt Walsh replied:

As David French wrote over on National Review, “vulnerability isn’t a virtue. It’s a morally neutral characteristic at best and a vice at worst.”  He said:

Indeed, traditional concepts of masculinity, which asked men to cultivate physical and mental toughness, to assume leadership roles in the home, in business, and on the battlefield, and to become guardians and protectors, became the “trap” or “man box,” to quote the University of Richmond’s ridiculous “authentic masculinities” site. The most destructive words a boy can hear? “Be a man,” at least according to the mandatory freshman orientation at Gettysburg College.

He went on to say:

There are good reasons why generations of fathers have taught their sons to “man up,” and it’s not because young boys are blank canvases on which the patriarchy can paint its oppression. It’s because men in general have essential natures that are different from women. We tend to be more aggressive, more energetic, and less nurturing than women, and the fundamental challenge of raising most boys is in channeling that nature in productive ways, not in denying or trying to eradicate its existence. In other words, we need to make men more purposeful, not more vulnerable.

Here’s a newsflash for liberals — masculinity isn’t toxic.  In fact, the culture needs real men now more than ever.

Hat Tip: The Cut

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Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.