It took a woman to say it, but the presumption of bitter feminists (which therefore must be treated as the Cultural Norm) that masculine traits are a pathology, and not being in touch with our feelers is a crippling handicap is misguided and socially damaging.
Christina Hoff Summers, writing on Time.com (the online version of that current events pamphlet in your doctor’s waiting room), shatters the assumptions about manhood and masculinity that form the foundation of contemporary feminist thought. To summarize the main points briefly:
- Masculinity is not a mask, it’s how men are.
- Despite feminist desires to the contrary, it’s unnatural for men to act like women.
- Masculine behavior in boys is not a mental disorder; again, contrary to what feminism teaches.
- Men don’t need to express emotions to each other empathetically in order to be psychologically health.
The video below, linked by a commenter a few months back, illustrates the point quite well (and infuriates feminist YouTube commenters).