“Toxic masculinity” is a rancid term. It belittles all the many magical elements of masculinity and underlines society’s relentless war on men. Apparently, they only have themselves to blame for being rapists, murderers and women bashers.
There is, however, one little hurdle to this hardline feminist narrative – the truth.
So, if we’re saddled with the rancid description of masculinity, in the name of equality, it seems important to bring some facts to the raging hysteria. If we’re going to keep hearing “toxic masculinity” from leftie TV presenters and politicians alike, let’s talk about “toxic femininity” too.
Interesting research by a team of researchers in the US led by Lara Stemple at the UCLA School of Law has been published. Take a look at Aggression and Violent Behaviour there’s some challenging info in it. Challenging, that is, for those who don’t actually believe in equality at all and hope to dupe us into believing women are all innocent victims.
According to the researchers, findings are “sufficiently robust so as to compel a rethinking of long-held stereotypes about sexual victimisation and gender.”
Breaking the report down, British Psychological Society Research Digest (BPSRD) highlight some key findings:
- Center For Disease Control’s Survey 2011 included for the ‘National Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Violence’ showed equal numbers of men and women forced into non-consensual sex.
- Nearly 4.5 million men in the US had been forced into sex. In 79.2% of those cases, the perpetrator was female.
- Bureau of Justice Statistics data from prisons found that females assaulted in prison were more likely to be assaulted by another woman. Bi-sexual women were found to be at highest risk.
- BPSRD reports, “For boys and men who are incarcerated, the prison data also shows that they are overwhelmingly more likely to be sexually victimised by female staff than male staff.”
- The report says a “culture of denial” about female sexual offending means many females aren’t convicted or receive lighter sentences.
The UCLA report concludes by stating, “We call for feminist approaches – expansively interpreted – to challenge these stereotypes, making room to consider women who are abusive, power seeking, and sexually aggressive, while taking into account the troubled background many such women possess.”
The data is extensive. It is reflective of patterns around the world because wherever you travel; you’ll find people are people. You’ll find there are good men and bad men, good women and bad women.
When are politicians in this country going to put down the bias and wake up to the truth?
When will someone stand up and insist we start adjusting policy to reflect equality?