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The Mollie Tibbetts killing is not about immigration, it’s about toxic masculinity

How about this for some bullshit?  Attack all the men in the world, but let’s forget that he was illegal and that this government turned a blind eye on these criminals crossing our borders illegally.  Oh no, we can’t have that narrative out there so let’s change that.

Yahoo News

The monthlong search for Mollie Tibbetts came to a tragic end this week when investigators located the 20-year-old’s body in a cornfield near her hometown of Brooklyn, Iowa. Tibbetts, who was set to start her sophomore year at the University of Iowa this week, was dogsitting for her boyfriend at the time of her disappearance and was last seen jogging on the evening of July 18.  

Investigators say they solved the case through security footage of Tibbetts running, leading them to the owner of a Chevy Malibu: Cristhian Bahena Rivera. During an interrogation, police said, the 24-year-old farm worker confessed to following Tibbetts, saying he was inexplicably “drawn” to her and that after he exited his car to run alongside her, Tibbetts threatened to call the police — which made him angry. After that, investigators say Rivera told them, he “blacked out” and woke up later to find her dead in his car.

Since the Mexico native is an undocumented immigrant, conversations in the wake of his arrest have inevitably turned political. But as Tibbetts’s cousin is speaking out against the politicization of her death, others are taking to social media to make another point: that regardless of Rivera’s legal status, if what police say he told them is accurate, the killing is a grave example of toxic masculinity.

Tolerance.org defines toxic masculinity as “a narrow and repressive description of manhood, designating manhood as defined by violence, sex, status, and aggression. It’s the cultural ideal of manliness, where strength is everything while emotions are a weakness.” While it’s impossible to know for sure if toxic masculinity prompted Tibbetts’s death, the notion that her alleged killer was set off by her rejecting his advances certainly fits the bill.

It’s circumstances like these that Jackson Katz, PhD, author of the book The Macho Paradox, has been trying to unpack for years. Katz’s TED talk on the topic, titled “Violence against women — it’s a men issue,” has close to 2 million views, and the Mentors in Violence Prevention program he pioneered is taught to athletes and students around the world.

While Katz is careful to note that any comment on Tibbetts’s case is speculation, he says the narrative is a familiar one. “If the story is true, it fits a predictable pattern — which is, men using violence to redress grievances,” Katz tells Yahoo Lifestyle. “In other words, he feels like he was disrespected by her, and he was responding to perceived challenges to his authority. Violence is the quickest way for men to gain what they think has been taken from them.”

It’s a tool that is used often. Of the more than 100 mass shootings that have occurred in the U.S. since 1982, just two of them have been committed by women. It’s a trend mirrored in other violent crimes. According to the Federal Bureau of Statistics, men make up 99 percent of arrests for forcible rape, 88 percent of arrests for murder, and 80 percent of arrests for violent crimes overall.

So where does this tendency toward violence come from?

Katz says it’s a learned skill, one with roots in outdated definitions of manhood. “Men — especially those who buy into traditional gender ideologies — view vulnerability as something that’s inconsistent with being a strong man,” he explains. “The easiest way to cover feelings of vulnerability is violence and anger. Men are taught that anger is a socially acceptable emotion for them to experience and that violence is a socially sanctioned reaction. That’s the appropriate way to ‘reassert his manhood,’ if you will.”

So while killings like that of Tibbetts may seem like random acts of violence, Katz says, the painful truth is that they’re often the result of deeply ingrained beliefs. “Violence is usually not impulsive,” says Katz. “There is usually a belief system that underlines these actions. If you start getting under the surface of violent acts, it’s men trying to regain control. Women don’t have the same underlying belief systems, but men are taught that violence is connected to manhood.”

Although Katz worries that a hyper-masculine president may be exacerbating the problem, he says there are things that can be done to unravel this thinking. “It’s one of the great tragedies of our species, how much abusive behavior is connected to men caught up in this narrow understanding of manhood,” he says. “One of things we need to do is repeat over and over that acknowledging vulnerability isn’t a weakness: It’s a strength. You don’t always have to have the answer, you don’t always have to be in control. Men who do that aren’t demonstrating strength.”


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8 Responses to The Mollie Tibbetts killing is not about immigration, it’s about toxic masculinity

  1. Koyote says:

    Mollie was killed because third world filth live in a rape culture.
    Piss on the author.
    There’s yer damn toxic masculinity!

    • Katie says:

      Koyote, you sound like a man! As you should! Thanks!!

    • Jolly Roger says:

      “Mollie was killed because third world filth live in a rape culture.”

      Exactly, Koyote, but as long as some Americans keep believing lying liberals (commies) who want to blame it on “toxic masculinity”, they’re going to find that out the hard way.

      Everyone on our side understands what’s coming over the border, and what the third-world filth is doing in Sweden, Germany, France, etc. etc., (wherever they go), and we’re watching for them.

      It’s the open-border liberals who are going to be drying their baby’s tears after they’re gang-raped, so I don’t really care. Everyone’s been warned. I’m tired of stupidity, and the arrogance of the left who believe everyone’s dumber than they are, and we’re all Neanderthals because we don’t embrace the invasion.

    • galen says:

      Give ’em hell, Koyote, both left and right. Just let ’em try and get along without the strong masculine and see how so much falls apart, from every avenue of life.

      They’re forcing us to sleep with the door open, unarmed, and then to be accommodating. Give ’em hell, Koyote!!



  2. 'ol stewbum says:

    I am going to need Daniel Webster’s definition for “toxic masculinity”, cause this just don’t make sense to this here toxic male. WTF??
    Rape just might be tolerated in the town he grew up in. That town ain’t around here, so he’s gotta go, simple as that. Here without permission, murdering and raping while being wined and dined as a refugee. Now he’ll get room and board, courtesy of us taxpayers, a free trip home, (just to visit), and he’ll be right back in no time dayjaa vooing us, AGAIN!

  3. # 1 NWO Hatr says:

    “This isn’t about border security. This is about toxic masculinity. Mollie Tibbetts lost her life b/c a man couldn’t take her saying no. Full stop.”

    This coming from what appears to be a toxic female FAG.

    Like we give a rat’s @ss what YOUR perverted mind thinks, b#tch!

  4. mary in TX says:

    he got away with being here illegally…guess he figured that gave him carte blanche

    toxic masculinity? spoken like a radical feminist aka man hating lesbian

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