"Toxic Masculinity" has become a kind of catch-all term put out by the-who else!-PCers to use against so-called "cis gender mostly white men" which means, well, pretty much ANYTHING the PCers want it to mean.
That probably explains why a lot of male heroes in TV and film have been "emasculated" to once again appease the PCers on sites like-where else!--Twitter (since appeasing these little bastards is apparently SO damn important now!).
Former "masculine" heroes like James Bond, Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Lando Calrissian, Batman, Superman (seriously, watch how the former Man Of Steel is treated on that CW Supergirl show!), et al, have ALL been made to look like . . .
To help appease the PCers (since, of course, that's what I'm TOTALLY known for!), here is my list of some of my all-time favorite "masculine" films that would be accused of-what else!-"toxic masculinity" by todays ultra-PC standards.
The Mechanic is a 1972 film starring Charles "Death Wish" Bronson. In the film, Bronson plays a top assassin who takes a younger man under his wing. (Would that be considered dual "toxic masculinity"?)
Before the current onslaught of comic book flicks, there was The Punisher starring Dolph Lungren-best known as the Russian guy in that Rocky flick-that came out in the 80s. This is one comic book flick Marvel would not DARE put out today.
Rooster Cogburn is a 1975 Western film starring John Wayne-who could be considered the "king of toxic masculinity"-and Katharine Hepburn. The "interaction" between Wayne & Hepburn would NEVER be featured in a film today.
The Yakuza-which is the Japanese mafia-is a 1974 Japanese-American film starring Robert Mitchum (who also starred with John Wayne in the Western flick El Dorado). Is this also that so-called "cultural appropriation"?
THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN
This James Bond flick-which was Roger Moore's second outing as 007-is arguably the MOST non-PC Bond flick ever released. For instance, Bond calls that "little person" from Fantasy Island "the m word" before he kills him. Do you think Daniel Craig would do THAT?
This is the 1971 film starring Richard Roundtreen and NOT the "remake" starring Sam Jackson and was one of the better-and most famous-of the so-called "blaxploitation" movies of the 70s. (I can only imagine the PCers "reaction" to THOSE films today!)
The PCers on-where else!-Twitter went batshit crazy-as they often do!-over Black Panther being the FIRST movie with a black superhero. What say YOU, Blade?
Raw Deal is a 1986 action flick starring Arnold "Terminator" Schwarzenegger in his "toxic masculine" best as a small town sheriff who infiltrates the mob. "I Can't Get No Satisfaction" indeed! (That's a reference to the movie, BTW!)
If you want to see "toxic masculinity" in film, look NO further than this 1986 action flick starring Sylvester "Rocky" Stallone as a rogue cop who utters such classic lines like, "This is where the law stops and I start!" TOXIC!
LONE WOLF MCQUADE
I saw this film-starring Chuck Norris and the late David Carradine-in the theater when it came out in 1983 with a female family member-who usually didn't like action flicks, BTW-and she said how much she LIKED it. (So would THAT be "toxic femininity", PCers?)
THE EXPENDABLES 3
This is my favorite entry in The Expendables film franchise that stars former 80s action stars like the aforesaid Sylvester Stallone, Dolph Lungren & Ah-nold. Plus it also stars sexy-ass MMA fighter Ronda Rousey! (Is THAT "toxic" enough for ya, PCers?)
So I won't be accused of being a "sexist mansplainer" by the PCers, here's an action flick I liked starring WOMEN-put out by the same company that puts out those Sharknado films-that is an obvious send-up of The Expendables starring martial artist Cynthia Rothrock.
For anyone-like, of course, the PCers-who would argue films like these portray an unrealistic portrayal of masculinity, I would say these are films. It's fantasy. Get over it!
And for anyone who would say women DON'T like watching "alpha males" in movies and whatnot (like, of course, the PCers!), I would suggest going on Amazon and looking at the romance novels and see how many "beta males" you see on the covers. Just a suggestion!
But, speaking for myself, I would MUCH rather watch, say, Steven Seagal and/or Jean-Claude Van Damme fighting off 50 ninjas at once than, say, Ryan Gosling doing whatever the fuck HE does in films. (WTF DOES he do in films again?)
But what I personally find to be "toxic masculinity" are all these "male feminists" who publicly claim to support "waman" and lecture the REST of us lowly males how to treat "waman" and THEN turn out to be a POS like THIS guy.