TOXIC FEMINISM: Duke U. Makes ‘Safe Spaces’ for Men to Cure ‘Toxic Masculinities’

Duke University has created “safe spaces” for men to contemplate their “toxic masculinities,” and how they can be “accountable to feminism” and the women in their lives. This “Men’s Project” is so clichéd, it’s hard to imagine that it’s actually real.

Let’s count the insanities.

One, the project is sponsored by … the Duke Women’s Center, of course. What did the Duke Men’s Center have to say about it?

Oh, that’s right -- there isn’t one.

Two, the project’s goal is “… to create a space of brotherhood fellowship dedicated to interrogating male privilege and patriarchy as it exists in our lives, our campus, and our society.” Straight out of the intersectional feminist handbook of insanity. If they really wanted to encourage brotherhood fellowship, they should read “Iron John,” or pretty much anything from The Art of Manliness.

Because three, this safe space for “male-identified individuals” -- in other words, men? – is not actually for keeping men safe, a point they pretty much concede with the word “interrogating.” They are doing this to keep women safe by treating men like tigers in a cage. Because men, you know, are violent and threatening by nature.

Four, the project is based on the assumption that “masculinity” -- at least in some forms -- is toxic, threatening, and unhealthy. What’s actually toxic, threatening, and unhealthy is this false notion about masculinity.

Five, they believe masculinity needs to be “deconstructed.” In other words, men need to be reprogrammed as nice, controlled, subservient, docile, and soft. The “Taming of the Dudes”? No thanks -- we will always need masculinity, well-constructed.