(TheConservativeNews.org) – The husband of Vice President Kamala Harris, second gentleman Doug Emhoff, condemned “toxic masculinity” in an interview during which he promised to speak out against it at every turn.
Emhoff recently sat down with MSNBC’s Jonathan Capehart who asked, “Can we just talk about masculinity for a moment? Has being second gentleman changed your own view of perceived gender roles and what it means to be a man?”
Emhoff replied, “This is something I’ve thought about a lot, and something I’ve spoken about a lot. There’s too much of toxicity — masculine toxicity out there, and we’ve kind of confused what it means to be a man, what it means to be masculine, where you’ve got this trope out there that you’ve gotta be tough and angry and lash out to be strong. I [think it’s] just the opposite. Strength is how you show your love for people. Strength is how you are for people and how you have their back and how you stick up for other people and pushing up, pushing out against bullies. And that’s what I believe it is. So every time I can speak against this toxicity — we’re seeing it with our younger people, we’re seeing it in our discourse and our politics, in the media you’re seeing it as it relates to so many of the issues that we’re pushing back on, so I think it’s a problem, and I’m gonna continue to use this platform every time I get to speak out against this toxic masculinity that’s out there.”
The panelists from the Fox News afternoon show, “The Five” ridiculed Emhoff.
Others weigh in on Emhoff message. Most find it to be absolutely ridiculous.