My last column was on this topic, in which I ask the question: is there a feminine counterpart?
If, though, we agree to the term “toxic” for some male actions, then we must turn the spotlight around to women and ask how they are prone to corrupting their femininity. Women on a wide scale are rejecting chastity, marriage, motherhood, and creative collaboration with men. Having pointed to men’s corruption, we must admit that many women abuse their own creative powers, by replacing love with manipulation, and cooperation with contempt for authentic masculinity. Thus, too many men and women have issued a non servium, and while masculinity is targeted as the root evil of today, the suggestion that we must “feminise” men is to ask them to act in ways that women themselves have abandoned.
Did a little poking around on the net, and found that some claim that there a toxic femininity, but of course it's as I feared: huswivery, birthin' babies, traditional marriage, and the like. I'm braving the waters to discuss it tomorrow [very early] on Relevant Radio, with John Harper (7am East Coast time). Overall, if we have no divine mission ("Go forth, multiply") and no deference to the instruction manual (complementarity between men and women to build a civilisation of love) then all our energies -- sexual, creative, intellectual, and physical -- will be spent on a bonfire of vanities and trivialities. If every man/woman is for himself, his pleasure, his power, and his social construct, then what would have been devoted to personal holiness, the well-being of the family, and the good of the community will well-nigh be wasted at the gym, on the screens, and roving about, hoping to scratch the incessant itch. We are knocking about in a self-made cave, refusing to come into the sunlight. Fie on us, and our benighted progeny. Jesus, mercy.