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Testosterone: a cornerstone of civilization

For starters, there is no such thing as “toxic” masculinity. The term is no more than a politically-useful insult, a cruel slander against males designed to cow and intimidate them. Period fucking DOT, end of fucking story.

The simple assertion of the ‘toxic masculinity’ crowd is that specifically male behaviours are a problem. The most extreme aspects of male misbehaviour are portrayed as though they are routine. So young feminists insist that we live in a ‘rape culture’, in which men are alleged to be allowed to rape with impunity. Likewise, male-on-female domestic violence is portrayed as a kind of pandemic. And the answer to all these things is essentially to feminise men – to tell specifically young heterosexual men that they must curb their masculinity and subdue many of their most natural instincts. In every direction their path is cut off. For instance, men who come to the rescue of women are dismissed as ‘white knighting’, as though even the wish to help a woman is proof of ‘toxic masculinity’.

Of course, the concept itself is toxic – quite as much so as if our age decided to talk about women in a similar way. There’s no reason why ‘toxic femininity’ couldn’t be made as popular a concept as its opposite number. There are certainly plenty of grounds for talking about such things. For if men are, for example, more prone to physical violence then the data also shows that women are more prone to subtler methods of undermining opponents, such as reputational destruction. There are behaviours that are more male and behaviours that are more female, and the fact that some members of each sex are quite capable of one or other, or both, does not negate that fact.

Nevertheless, we do not hear much talk of toxic femininity. It is men who have been portrayed in recent years as a problem. And if you don’t believe this, speak to any teenage boy. They will be able to tell you some version of this.

Yet there must be consequences to interventions this hamfisted. It is one thing to try to fine-tune our species; quite another to attempt to do so while wearing mittens. And that is what concepts such as toxic masculinity are. They are blundering, blunt, inept efforts at rewiring – efforts that must have consequences.

It couldn’t be more obvious that they have, and not pleasant or in any way positive ones either. This next article looks at the grievous injury Leftist (who else) purveyors of this absurd, hateful shibboleth have inflicted not just on men and boys, but on society at large, men and women alike—knowingly, intentionally, and with malice aforethought.

In Japan, an estimated 1.5 million people — many of them young men — now live in complete isolation.

The problem has grown so severe that the Japanese have a term for it: Hikikomori, one who literally withdraws from society. 

Some 6,000 miles away, the United States is experiencing its own form of hikikomori. 

During a recent interview with Chris Williamson, a British podcaster based in Austin, Texas, the political economist Nicholas Eberstadt discussed the fact that 7 million men of prime working age are currently without employment and not seeking jobs.

Many of these men, said Eberstadt, spend inordinate amounts of time indoors, totally withdrawn from society.

They play video games, watch pornography, and tend to engage in heavy drug use, according to the author of “Men Without Work.”

Work carried out by academics at Kyushu University in Japan has found that a low testosterone level is one of the common metabolic signatures of hikikomori in young social recluses — which is important to note because testosterone levels among young American men are plummeting and have been for years.

The drop now reportedly affects 1 in 4 men in the US.

It’s commonly assumed that testosterone fuels anti-social behavior.

In December, “Avatar” director James Cameron made headlines when he claimed that testosterone is “a toxin” that needs to be worked out of one’s system.

Last month, NPR discussed the association between “toxic masculinity” and testosterone. 

But this belief is not supported by science: There is no strong evidence to suggest that men with higher levels of testosterone are overly aggressive or violent.

On the contrary, testosterone has been linked to more social behavior in males — while low testosterone levels in males are associated with social anxiety and socially submissive or avoidant behaviors.

Research carried out by Dr. David Terburg, an expert in human behavior, has shown the many ways in which testosterone improves both individual behavior and broader cooperation.

In one study, Terburg and his colleagues identified a clear association between the administration of testosterone and increased levels of social cooperation and better moral judgment.

Low testosterone — otherwise known as hypogonadism — meanwhile, was associated with brain fog, poor memory and focus, and an overall lack of mental clarity.

Mark Spritzer, a behavioral neuroendocrinologist at Middlebury College whose research focuses on the cognitive benefits of testosterone, told The Post, that “There is now considerable evidence that testosterone enhances some forms of learning and memory.”

Moreover, he added, “There are a number of studies that have shown that low testosterone is a risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia in older men.”

And there you have it, folks. Shitlib darling Pajama Boy was unavailable for comment, having quietly “transitioned” himself into infamous brand-wrecker Dylan “Dirk” Mulvaney some years back.

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5 thoughts on “Testosterone: a cornerstone of civilization

  1. You wanna see “toxic masculinity?” Just look at any group of “fourth world culture” males in any shithole hive in this country.

  2. As I have said for 50 years, the left takes the normal and makes it abnormal while taking the abnormal and making it the normal.

    The “left” includes both major party’s since in spite of their vote posturing, the R party has no true desire to solve anything unless it pays $$$.

  3. The only time I have witnessed  “toxic” masculinity was when a dude that was taking steroids so that he could bulk up went into a roid rage.

  4. If overexposure to (masculine) men was the cause of so-called toxic masculinity, then the sons of single mothers would be the most well-behaved, most social, most stable of boys and men.

    This is not what we see.

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