By now, you have probably read the blurb about how bulging biceps and lifting is unhealthy masculinity. Once again, the system or hivemind is out in full force to say lifting is toxic. This is an evergreen article that is written ever so often and focuses on lifting, supplements, the Adonis Complex or something about men trying to improve their physical fitness. The people stating this is toxic or bad are women and male feminists. There are just a few points I want to discuss or make.
1. One realizes these people do not lift at all. The easy tell is this: it takes long months or years of dedication in the gym with a proper diet to get bulging biceps. One also needs the genes. What will happen with lifting is you will shape up and fill out as your frame was designed. These fools automatically go to the Arnold or Stallone imagery, when in reality, many guys will just fill out their clothes they way they were intended to and not be fat ass Americans.
2. The seminar or lecture was kicked off by Jackson (((Katz))), who was the first man to minor in women's studies at UMass Amherst (or America, unsure?). This guy is a good example of something I will be writing on this next week, but the male feminist is a slimeball to not be trusted (Hugo Schwyzer anyone?). By losing out in life due to natural deficiencies (like his female feminists counterpart), his entire life is dedicated to denying any men from playing up their masculinity. He is also a rent seeking parasite, just read his biography. He trains our armed forces on bystander sexism and violence prevention programs. That is completely unnecessary if not for the prog requirement to do something about violence against women. "Gosh, what will we do? Oh you know of a recommended seminar we can have that will keep the progs off of our back? Thanks Dr. Katz."
3. Why the biceps obsession? Men with smaller biceps are more liberal. They want you weak. Weaklings want redistribution because they have no initiative to do anything on their own. Weaklings need protection. Weaklings are no threat to the system. Agreeing to be weak is submission to their system.
4. These writers are obsessed with the cajoling and male group reinforcement phrases like "be a man", "c'mon bro", and "Dude you're a fag, bro". That last one is a book title, and if you look at the UVa sociology department's website for supporting Jackie's fake rape, they cite that book in their notes about toxic masculinity. Not to dive too deep into the psychology, but how much of this male feminist obsession is rooted simply in their failure at some point to be one of the guys? They take a personal failing and spread it to everyone else as a horrible thing men must endure (hmmm, where have we seen this before). Now if this is a problem, the progs must want men to bond like women. Usually women bond through sharing stories of suffering, enduring a difficulty or some mishap. They want men to bond like women. They want men to feel like victims. Victims don't fight. Victims accept little morsels from authorities to soothe them for their tragic past.
5. I do agree with them that, in the public sphere, masculinity seems a bit narrower today than even just a few decades ago, but these same academics and media types are the ones who have done this. The rise of the "nerd" concept is a modern one since the Apollo scientists and engineers were family men and/or veterans. To be masculine and smart have diverged in popular culture. The thing these male feminists get wrong is that all they want to do is create a new, narrow role for men: the super sensitive mangina. It is not simply, think three dimensionally and different sometimes, but it is "be a PC SJW or you're a cishet patriarch evil bastard!". Calling for prog purity creates another narrow definition of masculinity. Note that this new male role would have to look at these sissified men as the leaders with special status for cues as to how to act and think.
"I DON'T HAVE STATUS SO LET ME SHIT ON THE NATURAL ORDER OF THINGS AND CREATE A NEW BELIEF SYSTEM WITH MADE UP ROLES WHERE I WILL HAVE STATUS, NO DAD I WILL NOT GO OUT FOR THE HOCKEY TEAM, LEAVE ME ALONE AS I GET MY PHD IN SOMETHING USELESS!"