Duke University Goes After Men’s ‘Toxic Masculinity’

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'In laypersons terms: The goal appears to revolve around instilling a sense of responsibility and commitment toward changing the behavior of all men for the behavior of some men. The verbiage suggests the existence of masculinity in general results in oppression — including but not limited to violence, racism, and sexuality-based forms of bias and prejudice.

In an interview with LifeZette, psychologist, counselor educator, mother and grandmother Dr. DeAnne Terrell of John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, said she finds Duke's program "really troubling." She said that while the program was likely developed with good intentions, it is based on a false premise.

Said Terrell, "To pair toxicity to masculinity, or any singular group or category of people, is offensive and shortsighted and likely to actually hinder the more helpful dialogue required for such complex issues. Toxicity is a reflection of brokenness and should not be linked unnecessarily to any 'group.'" She added there are different "conversations" that need to occur, unrelated to masculinity.'

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