March 3, 2019

A little more than a week ago, former president Barack Obama spoke about the dangers of "toxic masculinity." A recent study confirmed that toxic masculinity - more than alcohol- contributed to sexual assaults. And an animated film that directly indicted toxic masculinity won an Oscar last week. The national dialog, also spurred by Donald Trump's bullying and boorish behavior, has been on recognizing and reducing these expectations that hurt both men and women. But for Fox New's Pete Hegseth, toxic masculinity is something to be celebrated.

"It is national "National Anthem Day," Hegseth informed viewers on Fox & Friends. "I have a huge flag at my house, commercial grade, huge flagpole. I don't know if my neighbors like it."

Hegseth went on to note that he had recently interviewed Captain Dan Patterson, who founded the Air Force's so-called "Top Gun" school.

"A lot of toxic masculinity in that group, by the way, they call themself [sic] the original bros," Hegseth quipped. "They're the reason why our country lives free."

Can you help us out?

For 18 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit, but now Facebook is drowning us in an ocean of right wing lies. Please give a one-time or recurring donation, or buy a year's subscription for an ad-free experience. Thank you.

Discussion

We are currently migrating to Disqus

On May 14, 2022, we started migrating our comments from Insticator back to Disqus. During this transition period, some posts will have Insticator and some Disqus. For more information on the transition, as well as information regarding old C&L accounts, please see this post.


We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service for information on our posting policy.