Brown University Offering Programs for 'Unlearning Toxic Masculinity'
Brown University is providing programs for male students, claiming that curbing "toxic masculinity” will be beneficial not only for men, but for society as a whole.
Brown's health services initiative, BWell Health Promotion, introduced the social well-being programming titled “Unlearning Toxic Masculinity.”
The Ivy League university's website says that society’s definition of masculinity may be toxic to men’s health, causing them to die at younger ages, adding that the way in which men have been socialized also “plays into the type of violence that exists in college communities.”
"BWell is investing in creating safe spaces for men to unpack all of the things they have learned about masculinity and what it means to be a man," the website says. "The goal is to help those socialized as men to unlearn some of the notions that have led to such profound harm being enacted toward others and toward themselves."
On "The Five" Thursday, Greg Gutfeld took issue with the implication that "masculinity is poison."
"Forget the great achievements that took great risks on the part of men and even resulted in their deaths. Nope, men are violent, sex-mad animals," Gutfeld said.
He said this is an attempt by "angry, bitter radicals" to brand and stereotype an entire gender, something he said is itself sexist.
He wondered how Brown students would react to an on-campus program titled "Unlearning Toxic Femininity."
"Then again, maybe it's in the works already, designed to focus on the terrible, toxic, stay at home moms who voted for Trump," Gutfeld quipped.
See more reaction from "The Five" above.