re: toxic maleness, lewd, violence, fash Show more
@erosdiscordia my midwest middle class upbringing and training as a cis-male was specifically designed to isolate us. To prevent any possible healthy outlet. To channel all emotions, everything, into sports or "escaping" via the military. Sex was a matter of conquest. The partner hardly mattered. Emotions were not encouraged. Male "friends" were at best compatriots, never intimates.
At best, the only intimate relationship one is allowed is one's wife. Mike Pence won't talk to women without his wife present. That's the natural non-violent endgame of the training we got in semi-rural Indiana.
People who tried alternate routes, who tried to have friends and intimates, were repressed, violently if need be.