Police response to Uvalde shooting says much about masculinity — and not the toxic kind

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'It’s hard not to feel that our decades of eschewing gender roles and their associated characteristics in pursuit of equality have had some undesirable effects.

When the natural inclination to protect and defend, for example, has been repeatedly disparaged as dangerous and “toxic,” it becomes less difficult to imagine why a group of highly-trained armed men would still favor crowd control over pursuit of an active shooter.

The incentives just aren’t there.

But even if you don’t accept the premise that the decline in masculinity has something to do with the tepid police response, its failure is plainly apparent, and more culturally devastating, as it relates to the shooter. We know that the common thread that links so many mass shooters is the crisis of fatherlessness.'

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