Men, We Have a Problem, You’re Fragile AF!

Naming male rage for what it actually is. Pathetic.

Retro style comic image of professional looking white man crying.
Image credit: Rogistok

Power and control

I think it’s pretty clear that males have a bit of an obsession with power and control. But, putting truly violent power-hungry men aside, let’s also consider the men in power who didn’t hunger for it, because they didn’t need to, it was handed to them on a silver platter the moment they were born and their little penises launched their first stream of piss into the face of a woman.

The rise of white male fragility

Fragile Masculinity. It’s a great term. Academically, fragile masculinity is the deep anxiety men feel when they are seen as anything less than what society, the one they have created, considers masculine. You can read about it here. Or for something a little easier to digest, The Good Men Project published this piece here.

Retro style comic image of professional looking white man crying into a handkerchief
Retro style comic image of professional looking white man crying into a handkerchief
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A planet gone soft…

Rampaging climate denial is one of my particular interests and an excellent example of topics that reduce men to tears. While I was studying climate change at university a few years ago I came across a fascinating study published by Sweden’s Chalmers University, the world’s first global research network established specifically to understand what drives climate denial. According to the study, western men — conservative, white, western men, and notably, American ones — are at the forefront of climate denialism. They feel besieged by changes to the society they created, and lorded over, and have benefited from for so long. Their world is coming undone, and it’s not the threat to the planet that has them running around arms waving in Kevin McCallister panic, it’s the threat to their social position in that world. In short, the level of social and economic upheaval required to address climate change scares the shit out of them. They are losing control.

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