A lot of them don’t know how much they’re getting screwed over. They think a film like The Ugly Truth is empowering, they read He’s Just Not That Into You, and feed into the ideas that are designed to hurt them, they read Cosmo for guidance. It’s easy for me to see that these things are all horrible but that’s because I have a penis.
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In the last decade especially, men have no longer been expected to be the strong topic type who provide for their family financially. There are more options now. They can be super sensitive like Michael Cera, quietly smart and sexy like Joseph Gordon-Levitt, or aimless like Ethan Hawke in Reality Bites. It’s a whole new world out there for men!
Coburn’s chief of staff and longtime conservative activist Michael Schwartz spoke last year as part of a conference session titled “The New Masculinity.” According to Schwartz, pornography has the power to make young people gay. Schwartz claims a gay man, his friend, who was dying of AIDS, remarked that “all pornography is homosexual pornography, because all pornography turns your sexual drive inwards.”