What is with people who are constantly worried that American manhood is under threat? It seems like anything that seeks to make people safer or expects people to treat others with respect and dignity and not act like a jerk, is taken as evidence of the increasing wussification and feminization of America.
And what does ‘feminization’ even mean? It is almost always used in a pejorative sense and along with the awful phrase ‘man up’ seems meant to perpetuate the stereotype of women as weak and vacillating and equivocating.
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