- Jan 15, 2013
- United Kingdom
Wait, what?Sadly though, it doesn't work that way. The problems with men are too widespread to be attributable to special type of toxic masculinity, or a minority of "terrible people." All masculinity is toxic. Abuse is so baked into the fabric of what masculinity is that it cannot simply be removed. There is no type of man who is automatically safe, or who can be trusted not to rape someone or turn into a monster given the opportunity.
I can understand that taking precautions around men in general is an appropriate response. I can see that men in general, even if they aren't personally abusers, share some responsibility to ensure that abuse doesn't happen.
But taking that statement as it's written, it's saying that even those who actually do take responsibility, and who do not act improperly, are toxic nonetheless, and would be rapists if given the opportunity. Taking that statement as it's written, it's saying that I'm toxic, and would be a rapist if given the opportunity.
Think you might want to reword that.