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WHAT? University program includes ‘bread winner’ in definition of ‘unhealthy masculinity’

The University of Texas at Austin recently launched the MasculinUT project, a program that is part of the school's Counseling and Mental Health Center. MasculinUT's purported goal is to give students a new version of “healthy masculinity," pushing back against the idea that we should just tell boys to “act like a man."

How does the program define “unhealthy masculinity"?

Restrictive Masculinity is illustrated with an “act like a man box" that includes qualities society expects men to have. Here are some of the traits on the list:

  • Bread winner
  • Tough
  • Strong
  • Successful
  • Take care of people

Glenn's take:

Masculinity is a good thing, and society should stop treating it as something to be fixed.

“Stop tearing down men," he said on today's show.

This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.

GLENN: The counseling and mental health center at the University of Texas, has now launched a new program to help male students take control over their gender identity, and develop a healthy sense of masculinity.

The university of Texas is now going to treat masculinity as a mental health issue.

Treating masculinity as if it were a mental health crisis, masculine UT, is organized by the school's counseling staff. And most recently organized a poster series encouraging students to develop a healthy model of masculinity.

The program is predicated on a critique of so-called restrictive masculinity. Men, the program argues, suffer when they are told to act like a man.

You might enjoy taking care of people or being active, but the university of Texas now warns that many of these attributes are actually dangerous.

Being active.

STU: I agree with that one actually.

GLENN: Okay. I'm willing to sit on the couch.

STU: If it gets me out of the gym, I agree.

GLENN: Taking care of people. They say, the traditional ideas of masculinity place men into rigid and restrictive boxes, which prevent them from developing their emotional maturity.

If you're a male student at UT reading this now, we hope that learning about this helps you feel not guilty about having participated in these definitions of masculinity. And instead, feel empowered to break the cycle. Yes.

You can be unsuccessful. Yes. You can not help people.

Program is currently without leadership. But I have what it takes to -- what they're looking for. They're paying $4,000 a month for somebody to run the program. Here is -- here is one of the posters that they have included. And it's a picture of a -- of a boy standing. A man standing. And he's -- they've drawn a cartoon dress on him.

And the other one shows him daydreaming about lipstick and nail polish. Some examples of the captions on the posters: I don't identify as masculine, it's imposed on my body. One way I embrace my femininity is by doing my makeup and doing my nails. Even though I'm masculine, I can wear makeup. And if I feel like wearing a dress, I can do that too. It's totally fine.

Something I've fallen in love with, about being queer, is that you can be vulnerable. You don't have to feel invalid in feeling strong or confident or feminine.

STU: Good for you, Glenn.

GLENN: No, this is the --

STU: Oh, that was you reading something. I'm sorry. I thought you just submitted something.

GLENN: There's a recent trend going on, on Twitter, called care-free black boy aesthetic. Where men who are traditionally masculine have flowers in their beard or something. I'm glad they're trying to expand what masculinity looks like. But I wish it went further than that.

STU: Further than the flowers in the beard? I thought that would solve all the problems. It certainly did with war. You put the flower in the gun, and that just solved all the war problems.

GLENN: Apparently.

So the website states its goals are to promote healthy models of masculinity, to prevent interpersonal (?) and sexual violence at campus. At the same time, this program was created as a resource and support for students who want to learn about (?) including students traditionally understood as male, as well as female.

Wait. What? Transgendered. Gender queer. And nonbinary students, who embody (?) according to the program, men suffer when they're told to act like a man, or be successful, or be a breadwinner.

STU: It's amazing because this movement, theoretically seemed to start with the idea that, you know, we reject your -- (?) man, woman. You know, straight. All these things. We reject those. We reject your labels.

And now, like, it seems as if instead of making labels less important, they're completely owned by them.

GLENN: Uh-huh.

STU: All they talk about, all the time is labels. Here, you've got 25 different new labels that you can call each other. And we have to specifically break ourselves down in these tiny, tiny labels. They talk about uniting.

They talk about all of these grand concepts, that their actions completely fight against.

GLENN: Uh-huh.

STU: It's just -- the idea that you would focus so much of your energy to try to break down whether you're nonbinary or gender queer, whatever the space is between those things, isn't it a complete waste of time?

GLENN: Yes. Yes.

STU: At the end of the day, if you figure out, okay. I'm gender queer, and I'm not nonbinary, what does that do for you? Where does that bring you in your life?

GLENN: You know, I have to tell you, anybody -- any man who is listening to this right now, reject everything you just heard from the University of Texas. Reject it.

There is something empowering about being successful. Striving for a higher level. Taking care of others. Being the person who is the breadwinner, who makes things possible, because your your spouse makes things possible with the family. Now, maybe in the family, it's reversed. Maybe (?) it doesn't matter.

It doesn't matter. But there's nothing wrong with feeling that way. Nothing.

And if you're a woman and you want to be the bread Wehner, there's nothing wrong with that either. But stop tearing down men.

Let me tell you something -- this is supposedly going to stop violence. Uh-huh.

Is it? It's going to stop abuse. Is it?

In my family, I come from a family of abuse. And what the abuse required in my family was a man. Was a man stepping to the plate and say, no more!

Because the men traditionally in my family, were the enablers. Or the abusers.

What is the problem? What is the problem with a man standing up and saying, this is going to end?

What is the problem with a man standing up and saying, women are not to be treated that way?

So if a man treats a woman horribly, they're a horrible human being. And if a man mans up and knows what it means to be a man and stands up and says, not on my watch, they're also a horrible human being?

I don't understand that. Do not -- you know what, teach your boys to stand when a woman comes to the table. We were doing that for about -- about a year in my house. And we just got lazy and we stopped.

I shouldn't have done it. I shouldn't have stopped. Teach your boys to stand when a woman comes into the room or a woman comes to the table. I know it goes against everything, but it sends a signal of respect.

Now, I know -- I know women can open their own door. My wife -- let me tell you something, you come to our house, if I'm the closest one to the gun, you're dead. If you're the closest one to the children, let me tell you something, I'm the least of your worries. Gun or no gun. My wife is a very strong, powerful woman.

And there's no problem in that. But I open the car door for my wife. I open the door for my wife.

That's the way -- that's the way you show respect. Now, I don't know why -- why we have to treat women any differently than we treat our fellow boys.

Boys will be boys. Yes, they will. But men are different. You want to be treated like one of the boys? Fine.

Sit and listen to the farts that go around, when boys are hanging out. Listen to the language and get ready to be called whatever they want to call you. Because boys will be boys.

Raise men. And I'm sorry, but you can't be both a male and a female. It's not fluid. You can be a man and like Broadway.

That has nothing to do with being a man. Perhaps -- perhaps the feminist movement needs to take a minute and learn what a real man is.

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DEADLY Negligence: Exposing the REAL Origins & Coverup of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Who were the people and groups involved with coronavirus research, and what really went down before and after the pandemic began? On "Glenn TV" this week, Glenn Beck heads to the chalkboard to outline a tale of negligence and then, coverup. The elites of the world - the people calling themselves experts - trusted the Chinese Communist Party with one of the most dangerous weapons we can imagine on this planet--a virus.

Glenn reveals who was involved in a definitive timeline, and argues: If proof of a lab leak does come out, the worlds needs to know EVERYONE that was involved. We must expose the coverup and attempt to control the narrative of the pandemic origins. Everyone from Big Tech, the media, the Chinese and even our own government have been involved. What lies behind the coverup could reveal the dirty secret that, in order to cut corners, the academic elites and government entrusted Communist China with a civilization-killing virus.

Watch the full episode below:

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Are electric vehicles REALLY the best solution? Here are the FACTS

Electric vehicles are the wave of the future. They are so much better for the environment. At least that's what we have been told, but is this correct?

On his TV special, Glenn Beck explained how electric vehicles (EVs) might not actually be the environmental solution we've been led to believe. In fact, they may not be a solution at all.

Glenn shared a recent article from LiveScience that reported:

A 2014 study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences looked at the entire life cycle of an EV's emissions, from mining the metals required for the batteries to producing the electricity needed to power them, and then compared this with the average emissions of a gas-powered vehicle. The team found that when electric vehicles are charged with coal-powered electricity, they're actually worse for the environment than conventional gasoline cars.

He next shared an article from The Greenage, which stated:

The Union of Concerned Scientists has calculated that manufacturing a mid-sized EV with an 84-mile range results in about 15 percent more emissions than manufacturing an equivalent gasoline vehicle. For larger, longer-range EVs that travel more than 250 miles per charge, the manufacturing emissions can be as much as 68 percent higher.

Noting how electric vehicles and other fossil-fuel alternatives require the use of mined minerals like lithium, cobalt, zinc, copper, and nickel, among others, Glenn quoted an International Energy Agency report that warned reaching the goals of the Paris Agreement "would mean a quadrupling of mineral requirements for clean energy technologies by 2040. An even faster transition, to hit net-zero globally by 2050, would require six times more mineral inputs in 2040 than today."

"Can [you] predict which country is the world leader in processing the minerals needed for these batteries? Right, China," Glenn stated. "The average EV requires over 200 kilograms of minerals. The average gas vehicle requires 40 kilograms of minerals, mostly copper. A single EV has 22 pounds of lithium in it ... yet another way that the green reset of American energy is putting us all at the mercy of Communist China."

"Oh, and remember during the Obama administration when the world was gonna end' over fracking?" Glenn asked. "Well, the Institute for Energy Research now says, and I quote, 'Mining and processing of lithium, however, turns out to be far more environmentally harmful than what turned out to be the unfounded issues with fracking.'"

Watch the video clip from Wednesday night's episode of "Glenn TV" below for more details:

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Glenn Beck Presents: The 1776 Report the Left Didn't Want You to See

We've heard a lot about the 1776 Commission over the past several months. From the mainstream media, you've heard lies and slander: It was a racist panel put together by President Trump to peddle a whitewashed version of American history.

In reality, the 1776 Commission was established by President Trump in the fall of 2020 with the purpose of promoting "patriotic education." Not to mandate it, not to propose legislation – simply to PROMOTE it. The media and academia lost their minds over this now controversial idea that we should teach young Americans to appreciate the nation they've inherited. And predictably, just hours after Biden took the oath of office, he signed an executive order to dissolve the 1776 Commission, calling the commission's report "offensive and counterfactual."

Glenn Beck presents the 1776 Commission's report in its entirety, because unlike the media and President Biden who want to hide it from you, Glenn wants you to seek the truth and celebrate Independence Day with pride.

Watch a preview below or catch the FULL, 5-part presentation of the 1776 Report on BlazeTV.com or Glenn Beck's YouTube channel.

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