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  • 12danny

    I guess he does not like Clint Eastwood.

  • Sam H

    Well said. This explains Mateen’s actions much better than just blaming religious terrorism, homophobia, or mental illness. Toxic masculinity has to assert itself in aggressive opposition to femininity, whether that femininity is manifest in females or males. Patriarchy is the root cause, which leads to misogyny and homophobia, and also macho posturing and a glorification of guns (metal penises) and violence as the best means of conflict resolution. There are many straight men who are not like this, who respect and value the feminine and accept homosexuality as a natural human trait, but they don’t get a lot media attention. Masculinity needs to define itself in positive ways, not in hostile antipathy to femininity.