Professor Suggests "Toxic Masculinity" Caused Las Vegas Massacre

Authored by John Hasson via Campus Reform,

Mass shootings, including the recent Las Vegas massacre, are caused by “toxic masculinity,” according to a professor at Columbia College Chicago.

Last week, shortly after the horrific shooting in Las Vegas, Philosophy professor Stephen Asma tweeted a link to an op-ed he had written for Aeon in 2016 arguing that “toxic masculinity fuels mass shootings.”

“My article on the weaponized loser seems sadly trenchant every few months. #shooter #ToxicMasculinity #Paddock,” Asma remarked in the tweet, apparently attributing the murderer’s motives to the “toxic masculinity” that Asma blames for other mass shootings.

“The facts of toxic masculinity are rarely discussed after mass shootings, as we beat the usual drums of gun control and mental health...But consider the bigger evolutionary picture,’ Asma writes in the op-ed.

 

“Social life requires the domestication of men...Males must transform from little tyrants, competing for females, to selfless bodyguards and potential providers.”

Asma then asserts that if a man is unable to obtain a partner, he remains “emotionally juvenile—aggressively impulsive, self-serving, and potentially violent,” and may even “take up a disdainful hostility towards domestication itself.”

He even asserts that Islam and Christianity share part of the blame, because both religions advocate for sexual abstinence before marriage.

“Islam and Christianity have played an important role in domesticating their respective male populations, but at a cost,” he writes.

 

“Religion tries to manage eros for the sake of social harmony, but it does so indirectly by demonising desire and the body.”

This emphasis on abstinence, Asama continues, plays a key role in producing violence.

“Ascetic repressions, without creative outlet, often increase violent energy,” he claims.

 

“Revenge fantasies and righteous religious narratives (that glorify suffering) help justify the punishment of everyone who is successful. Now add guns to the dynamic, and the story writes itself.”

Asma hedged when asked to clarify his apparent claim that Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock’s actions could be explained by the op-ed, however, telling Campus Reform that it “seems too early to say” what Paddock’s exact motivations were.

“Paddock is not a clear match with my thesis, but that's because he remains a mysterious cipher,” Asma elaborated, though he ominously added, “so far...”

Comments

Billy the Poet knukles Wed, 10/11/2017 - 19:48 Permalink

"One of feminism’s irritating reflexes is its fashionable disdain for “patriarchal society,” to which nothing good is ever attributed. But it is patriarchal society that has freed me as a woman. It is capitalism that has given me the leisure to sit at this desk writing this book. Let us stop being small-minded about men and freely acknowledge what treasures their obsessiveness has poured into culture." -- Camile Paglia's Sexual Personae

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NoDebt 07564111 Wed, 10/11/2017 - 20:20 Permalink

In this case, the "official" narrative and timeline of events has changed so much already that I find myself in sympathy with the "conspiracy theorists" (of which I am not normally one). Who could not look at this objectively and say "Something's not right here.  This story alters by the minute."  (And don't they normally get the story straight BEFORE the performance is carried out??  I thought that was one of the rules.  Quick, simple explanation offered after the event and then stick to it against all doubts and contradictory evidence.)Either somebody is doing this intentionally to stoke the fears of every hard core conspiracy theorist on the planet OR.... the conspiracy theorists are justified in their doubt.On this one, I really have to go with the latter. 

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Manthong IH8OBAMA Wed, 10/11/2017 - 21:41 Permalink

  I guess this “toxic masculinity” thing is in vogue now. Trudeau talks about toxic masculinity... The faggots are not going to win this argument. Not even in the Senate.
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Antifaschistische vato poco Wed, 10/11/2017 - 22:04 Permalink

exactly......play football, risk injury and the faminazi crowd tries to shut you down.  And they hate wrestling even more, because they know girls have zero chance of ever being competitive. ...HOWEVER...they take their little princesses to gymnastics where they break legs, necks, arms and wrists.  Or even worse...ice skating injuries...and not a PEP from the same crowd.

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Yukon Cornholius 07564111 Wed, 10/11/2017 - 20:31 Permalink

I wonder what this fuckface bitch-ass author thinks of the situation over there in China...you know, the one where they had a 1 child policy that led to about 150 million men who will never find partners. Does his theory fit in over there?Seems likely that China will use these mnen as fodder in the upcoming Korean War.

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BobEore AtATrESICI Wed, 10/11/2017 - 22:48 Permalink

The Nevada story ///

makes PERFECT sense... to those not accustomed to hitting the snooze button, every time another warning shot is fired in the grand game unfolding to ... TAKE AMERIKA DOWN.

With unflinching loyalty to their media minders... silly ZHEEPLE have ignored every timely notation as to how that game has proceeded... thru an "election" accurately forecast to be the opening round in that same final takedown...

via a media-medicated civil war 2.0

and an induced uber-factionalism such as is encouraged on these pages daily. Blind to their own self interests, self-preservation, even... the zheeple snooze through their own ride in the tumbrils... waking only at the last minute... to exclaim with perfect irony-free indignation...

"makes no sense!"

PSYWAR(on America)... AQUINO & VALLELY wrote the book... U FAILED TO READ IT.

Thanks for comin out - suckas.

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Andre knukles Wed, 10/11/2017 - 20:28 Permalink

My toxic masculinity is fed up with the professor's lethal stupidity.He's bitching about gun violence while ignoring things like, oh, the fact governments killed over 100 million of their own people in the 20th entury, and all the wars started by government lies, the fact people use firearms to DEFEND themselves (can't have that in his world), and etc.Apparently you are supposed to hug the mujjis as they rape and kill you.<snarl>

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lasvegaspersona Thinkpad Wed, 10/11/2017 - 21:24 Permalink

'on retainer' is BS. There are MaNY DOCS WHO DO CONSIERGE medicine...usually $1500 a year for a doc who will do what we are supposed to do in first place.Problem is that insurance companies are filling all the 'primary care provider' positions with PAs and nurse practitioners....nice enough kids but zero experience in the clinical realm when they are sprung upon the public....think barefoot doctors of China...or 'doctors' Castro sent to do medicine in the other commie countries. Eventually the good ones get competence but education wise they have half the experience and education of a med student. Some like it when they are called 'doctor'...careful those....it shows excessive ego in a situation where they did not earn their stripes.

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Nameshavebeenc… opport.knocks Thu, 10/12/2017 - 07:19 Permalink

Well, we do know that Paddock din't fire anything. Simply by looking at all the source video & eyewitness evidence, it becomes very clear to any rational, logical person that LV was a multi-person organized event, following the typical MO of blaming it on an unsuspecting patsy.We know to an absolute that Paddock didn't fire a single shot.Proven patsy events;JFKRFKMLK911Sandy Hoax (The 'pasty' in this case probably didn't even exist and was manufactured)Boston BombingSan BernardinoCharlie HebdoOrlandoLas VegasTo name a few. There are many, many more.   

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