Another Mandatory Navy Training Opportunity?


In the form of “healthy masculinities”.  Taught by the Vanderbilt University Women’s Center, naturally.

One has to wonder how many times Ray Mabus and RDML Micro-Aggression USCG sat through this training.  One too many, it would seem.

Can one presume that crying, not having sex or playing sports, majoring in Women’s Studies, and acting like a p*ssy is “healthy masculinity”?

And you have to love the dropping of the veil with the word “policing”.   Sort of an East German STASI ring to it, don’tcha think?  Because it is all about controlling others.

Woe betide our society when the ideal male is Pajama Boy, and the ideal female is Rosie O’Donnell.


13 thoughts on “Another Mandatory Navy Training Opportunity?”

  1. Heh…my first thought was, “Majoring in business is masculine?” My how the goalposts have moved…

    1. Compared to women/gender studies… yeah it is. Plus I expect men are drawn to it to the extent that it still makes sense, is not overrun with social justice crap, and leads to positive real-world results (i.e., a job).

    2. Less soft perhaps but I wouldn’t call the people around the business school part of campus “manly”, more like “snakes”.

  2. The first rule of healthy masculinity is WE DO NOT TALK ABOUT OUR MASCULINITY.

    The second rule of healthy masculinity is WE DO NOT TALK ABOUT “MASCULINITY IN THE GAY AND BI COMMUNITIES” — and we don’t want to hear about it, know about it, or think about it, EVER.

    1. Ah, but the whole problem is that they never leave anyone alone. They badger and intimidate and bully until they are sure everyone left thinks as they do and anyone who does not is rendered mute.

  3. This post reminded me of the two years I spent as a grad student right after I retired (2012-2013). So there I was at Western Carolina U (beautiful place, by the way), a 42-year-old ex-rotorhead surrounded by a bunch of undergrads in my 500-level classes. The undergrad men were, with very few exceptions, just a bunch of soft, dull, momma’s boys who, while certainly nice people, were about as masculine as a neutered miniature poodle. You could instantly tell most of them had spent way more time playing video games than playing sports or hunting or doing anything outdoors. The idea of any of them winning a fist-fight (or any other kind of fight) was laughable. Seriously, some of the female undergrads seemed more aggressive and straight-forward than most of the males. All in all, I was amazed by the lack of testosterone in the men on that campus and wondered if it was just WCU or if all colleges and universities were like that now.

    Like I said, nice people, but I really wondered what the hell those “guys” would do if WW III suddenly broke out and the Army quickly re-instated the draft.

  4. Hhmmph! How can you have a “Healthy Masculinities” week without a John Wayne film festival?

    1. One of my favorite JW lines-“I won’t hit you, I won’t hit you; the hell I won’t.”
      I believe it went that way, it has been a long time since I saw that movie.


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