Pinning the blame for the evils of the world on men's "toxic masculinity" has been all the rage lately, thanks to the advance of cultural Marxism in our institutions of formerly higher learning. But maybe the rage is cooling off.
The College Fix reports that the Intergroup Relations Program at UCLA hosted an event last week to bring the campus community together to discuss “the silence surrounding toxic masculinity, emotional repression, locker room talk, and broader social norms.”
Apparently the campus community had better things to do. About 42,000 students attend UCLA. Ten of them showed up at the event.
The lucky few who did were given a worksheet with three different definitions of toxic masculinity, including one from Terry Kupers of the Wright Institute, notes the College Fix. Kupers defines it as a collection of male behaviors that “serve to foster domination, the devaluation of women, homophobia, and wanton violence.”
According to the worksheet, not all masculine behavior is bad, just the toxic kind such as “violence," "sexual conquest,” and "presidential ‘locker room’ talk." Seriously. The organizers apparently think college students have nothing better to do than wring their hands over something President Trump said in a private conversation several years ago.
The event was not a lecture, just a discussion among peers who offered their personal experiences and opinions, The College Fix clarified. It was facilitated by two administrators in a small conference room.
The Intergroup Relations Program's larger mission, according to its website, is to educate the UCLA community on "on issues of social identity, interpersonal and intergroup relations/conflict, prejudice reduction, and social justice."
We at TruthRevolt look forward to the day when universities dump these navel-gazing social identity/social justice programs and commit fully to their mission of educating students.