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Opinion: How does the nation feel about toxic masculinity now?

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Recent days when the man-child was in vogue and sensitive Beta males ruled the covers of magazines as adorable puppies may be coming to a close, as common sense and historical reality consign them to the dustbin of popular censure. At least in the temporary sense.

For in an inadvertent positive consequence of the virus, the strong traditional male may be making a comeback. Gary Cooper, call your office.

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Notes conservative feminist writer Elizabeth Fortunato, “Right now women are definitely looking for strong men. They are seeking partners who are willing to step up and take their share of responsibility. Especially in times of crisis, women want strong team players who understand that the concept of the patriarchy is pretty much crap. I think, because of changes brought on by the virus, there is a sea change coming in male-female relationships. Many women will begin to understand that there is no inherent crime in a decisive man being in charge in a given situation, because a strong man is the best partner for a strong woman.”

In prior times of crisis America has turned to traditional males and their concepts of resolute leadership. George Patton, Chuck Yeager, and Donald Trump have a different place in our pantheon than Alan Alda, Jimmy Carter, and Don Lemon. And for good reason.

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The war against men and boys has proceeded unhindered by most in the culture for decades. All males, but more so white ones, were natural racist rapers of the land and oppressors of women and the downtrodden.

However, now that the times have become real, formerly besmirched types of men like the president, Dr. Anthony Fauci, and Admiral Brett Giroir are coming to the forefront, as are strong and ultra-competent women like Dr. Deborah Birx. The country is better off for it.

David Kamioner
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David Kamioner is a veteran of U.S. Army Intelligence; he served with the Pershing Nuclear Brigade and the First Infantry Division. Subsequent to that he worked for two decades as a political consultant, was part of the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina disaster relief effort in Louisiana, ran a homeless shelter for veterans in Philadelphia, and taught as a college instructor. He serves as a Contributing Editor for LifeZette.

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