An Occidental College professor claims that individuals should “denounce anyone who chooses to identify” with masculinity, and men should renounce their own.
Sociology professor Lisa Wade contends that people must “attack masculinity directly” in order to get through Donald Trump’s presidency, who she claims puts out a “vile enactment of masculinity,” in an essay for Public Books titled “Confronting Manhood After Trump.”
“If we’re going to survive both President Trump and the kind of people he has emboldened, we need to attack masculinity directly,” she said, adding that she doesn’t want a “kinder, gentler version of it,” but rather for masculinity to be eliminated.
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The professor continues to say masculinity is a “dangerous idea,” and that masculinity being toxic is to blame for Trump’s presidential win.
“We are here in Trump’s America in part because we have been too delicate in our treatment of dangerous ideas. The problem is not toxic masculinity; it’s that masculinity is toxic,” she says, claiming that masculinity is “simply not compatible with liberty and justice for all.”
“We can only give masculinity so many modifiers for so long before we have to confront the possibility that it is masculinity itself that has become the problem,” she adds.
Wade then calls on readers to “call masculinity out as a hazardous ideology and denounce anyone who chooses to identify with,” and that it is necessary for “gender revolution.”
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Additionally, Wade became popular for her book American Hookup (2017), which provides a feminist point of view into sexual culture on college campuses. The book has since been applauded by several media outlets such as The New York Times and The Huffington Post.
The professor also demanded fraternities to be abolished because they “hoard power” for “wealthy white men,” adding that she does not “think it is a good idea to be encouraging young males to identify specifically as men.”
More recently, Wade called for fraternities to be abolished, according to the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, because they “hoard power” for “wealthy white men,” and noted that she doesn’t “think it is a good idea to be encouraging young males to identify specifically as men.”
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(H/T: Campus Reform)