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Harvard Crimson Column: Masculinity Kills

Harvard Crimson Column: Masculinity Kills

“You’re 19-years-old when you realize that masculinity kills.”

The author of this column is a male who has been well trained to despise his gender.

Here’s an excerpt:

Masculinity Kills

You’re 11-years-old when you sit at the computer—the keys too large for your slim, clumsy fingers—and type “am i gay?” into the search engine. You know you have a crush on that girl who’s been in your class since third grade, but some of the guys have been making fun of the way you talk and walk, so you decide to check. But the search results don’t really answer anything, so you turn off the monitor and wonder if the guys know something you don’t.

You’re 13-years-old when you get your first pair of skinny jeans. They press tight against legs of skin and bone, but they’re what’s in and you feel cool wearing them. Self-acceptance, the rare joy you lacked so much in middle school, fills you. When V-neck shirts come into fashion, you feel the same self-love again. All of the joy is undercut when an older relative tells you those are clothes girls wear. You stop wearing both.

You’re 15-years-old when you’re out on the soccer field and your teammates start talking about all the girls they’ve got their eyes set on. They spill the names of those they’ve felt up as you run drills. They talk about how they’re going to smash, rail, and bang countless others. They notice your uncomfortable silence and call you out on it. You take a penalty kick, and then join in, lying that you were distracted imagining all the crazy sex you’ve been having.

You’re 19-years-old when you realize that masculinity kills. You read about Madison, Wisconsin’s first homicide of 2016. A man shoots a woman who turned his romantic advances down.

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Comments

If you have to ask, you are.

All of this used to be caged as a ‘fight for immortality’ or the next best thing.

    Neo in reply to Neo. | January 25, 2017 at 9:38 am

    It was something that all species do.
    Humans, chimps, turtles, birds, insects.

    Only one attempts to make this ‘simple biological function’ into a quest for the absurd.

When will this insanity end? Throughout recorded history men have filled certain roles as did women. Now the Left wants women to go to war, men to become limp wristed metrosexuals who take care of the babies, and our children (who now exit puberty at the age of 30) to determine for themselves which of thirty-some possible genders they happen to be. Meanwhile the Left is so contemptuous of us that they cannot comprehend how we could possibly live our lives without day to day, moment to moment guidance from the “benevolent” government telling us what to do, what to eat, what to think, and even the proper position we should assume to take a dump. The only people left wondering how and why Trump won are these Leftist idiots who view themselves to be so superior that the only confusing issue in their lives is reality.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to Cleetus. | January 28, 2017 at 10:50 am

    Think those leftists live inside a “Teflon Bubble” –
    bright and shiny on the outside, dark and yucky on the inside of the bubble.

So, to prevent murder, wear more skinny jeans?

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