Male feminist professor apologizes for his and America’s ‘toxic masculinity’

The self-flagellation of liberal men continues . . . .

George Yancy, 58, is a professor of philosophy at Emory University. He received his Ph.D. from Duquesne University in 2005, “Whiteness and the return of the ‘Black body'” being his doctoral thesis. His interests in philosophy are critical philosophy of race, critical whiteness studies, African American philosophy, and philosophy of the body.

Yancy is also a self-described feminist. But in the wake of #MeToo and the Brett Kavanuagh controversy, Yancy admits he’s still a “sexist” in an op/ed in the New York Times, and invites other male feminists “who consider themselves ‘allies’ of women” to join him in self-flagellation and “publicly claim: I am sexist!”.

Below are excerpts from George Yancy’s op/ed, “#IAmSexist“:

Men, listen up….

[S]ilence has become the default stance of many men who consider themselves “allies” of women. But…staying out of it is no longer enough….

So, join me, with due diligence and civic duty, and publicly claim: I am sexist!

In fact, perhaps it is time that we lay claim to a movement — #IamSexist…as we take responsibility for our sexism, our misogyny, our patriarchy.

It is hard to admit we are sexist. I, for instance, would like to think that I possess genuine feminist bona fides, but who am I kidding? I am a failed and broken feminist. More pointedly, I am sexist. There are times when I fear for the “loss” of my own “entitlement” as a male. Toxic masculinity takes many forms. All forms continue to hurt and to violate women.

Yancy then gives these examples of his and American men’s “toxic masculinity”:

  • He “insisted” that his wife take his last name. She refused, saying that doing so is “a patriarchal practice”. He argued that her retaining her last name, which is her father’s last name, is also “patriarchal”. She argued back that her last name “is part of my identity” and offered a compromise that he rejected — that they both change their last names and adopt a new name. Yancy now admits that “I saw her as my property, to be defined by my name and according to my legal standing…. While this was not sexual assault, my insistence was a violation of her independence. I had inherited a subtle, yet still violent, form of toxic masculinity.”
  • He thinks “I should be thanked when I clean the house, cook, sacrifice my time,” which “are deep and troubling expectations that are shaped by male privilege, male power and toxic masculinity.”
  • Yancy tells men that even if they haven’t raped, sexually assaulted, sexually abused, and sexually harassed women like Harvey Weinstein, Charlie Rose, and Bill Cosby, “our claims of ‘sexual innocence’…is bullshit” because “we are collectively complicit with a sexist mind-set and a poisonous masculinity rooted in the same toxic male culture from which these men emerged”.
  • That “toxic male culture“, which Yancy calls “soul murder”, is one where:
    • Men unconsciously “engage in patriarchal thinking, which condones rape even though they may never enact it”.
    • Boys and men “have been programmed from birth on to believe that at some point they must be violent, whether psychologically or physically, to prove that they are men.”
    • Men are “taught to deny our feelings” and that “sexual vulnerability is weakness, not the province of ‘real men.'”
    • Men objectify women by looking at a girl’s butt.
    • Male are taught “early on” to “relegate” girls to “positions of prey”, like “meat” — “We chased; they ran. We were the pursuers; they were the pursued. Our objective was to ‘get them’.” This “dominant phallic” game upends the notion of “mutual consent”. And although “the girls played, they were not to blame.”

Yancy issues this apology to all women:

“If you are a woman reading this, I have failed you. Through my silence and an uninterrogated collective misogyny, I have failed you. I have helped and continue to help perpetuate sexism. I know about how we hold onto forms of power that dehumanize you only to elevate our sense of masculinity. I recognize my silence as an act of violence. For this, I sincerely apologize.

H/t Clash Daily

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William
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William

He uses the word “failure” numerous times in reference to himself. Hard to argue with that. So ‘we” objectify women by looking at their butts. I guess that’s why womyn do everything in their power to cover them up, right? We live in a society in which athesim/materialism is the cultural dominant. We are all objectified, depersonalized, regarded as collections of body parts, or clumps of cells, bags of chemicals, and now “pregnancy tissue” (H/T DCG). This has nothing to do with “toxic masculinity” George, you foolish bastard. The same old broken record feminist/PoMo/bolshevik dog plop. It’s getting real, real… Read more »

Lophatt
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Lophatt

Sounds like he’s identified the problem. The scary thing is he’ll probably be teaching this brand of unworthiness to others. Young Master Hogg could use a little exposure to self-deprecation.

Chemtrailssuck
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No “Nancy” you should apologize because you are a failure of a man.
You are a “useful idiot” for the Zionist freemasons and their minions ruining this country by trotting out the same old crap about feminism and how “great” it is.
White males (or any males) should not apologize for things they have not done. You are implicit in brainwashing the young with your parroting of the communist party propaganda.
Men are being victimized here, you stooge!

Old Guy
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Old Guy

This guy doesn’t have enough time left on earth to receive the amount of therapy he requires. Someone that deep into the koolaid barrel is a lost cause.

Lophatt
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Lophatt

Well said. Dr. Boo Hoo should have been shuttled off to the psych dept. instead of the PhD program.

Alma
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Alma

Boy o’boy, they sure hand out diplomas, don’t they? Prof. Yancy was first in line!

DCG
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He’s so brave with his public proclamation! Virtue signaling in its finest form…

Lophatt
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Lophatt

The least Doctor Shameless can do is to commit suicide immediately. It’s for his own good. All of that soul searching, virtue signaling and affected angst makes him a walking doormat.

I’m still processing a PhD for that. What is the specialty? Modern Wimp? He’s so ashamed to be human and alive. What was God thinking? He’s unworthy to communicate with anything above a nematode.

And he wears a pink hat! Somebody should put icing all over it and give him a “Toby” shirt.

Auntie Lulu
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Auntie Lulu

Well, I think George is a raging nut job! He must like to have his name in print because so much of what he is peddling is absolute bunk!

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Dude, turn in your Man Card… you obviously ain’t using it.

Steven Broiles
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John Wayne said it best: “Don’t ever apologize, Mister. It’s a sign of weakness.”

Either this loser drank the Kool-Aid or he’s bucking for tenure.

Sir Padre
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Sir Padre

We’ve had to deal with “toxic feminists” for decades now; most of the originators are now experts on producing single meals and raising cats.

John Beargrass
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John Beargrass

Please just knock this idiot in the head

TomO
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TomO

‘Feminism’ , ‘toxic masculinity’, ‘micro aggression’ and ‘white privilege’ are assertions coming from modern academia. The cold war was not really ‘won’; the East changed tactics by putting down their weapons and invaded our institutions such that now we have generations believing in ‘collective salvation’.

Scott
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Scott

Sorry, but he uses many words to say nothing. His pitiful shortcomings as a man are his to deal with, not society’s. But, there was a line that piqued my interest, “we objectify women by looking at their butts.” Maybe women should stop wearing skin tight yoga pants that accentuate their curves. Maybe they could stop wearing short skirts. Maybe all women should just wear turtle necks and overalls to ensure no man, woman, lesbian or trans fellow will get a look at their under carriage. Or better yet, they should direct any wardrobe concerns to the anointed professor. I’m… Read more »