Thoughts on The Mandalorian

A random post from a large liberal website said that the Mandalorian was a real hero and example of positive masculinity. What did they mean by this? Certainly they meant to contrast positive masculinity with toxic masculinity, as defined by women (the arbiters of modern masculinity). But do they actually mean? Is he an example of what we want modern masculinity to be? And what defines his lack of toxicity? His isolation, excepting, of course, an almost self-destructive paternal instinct toward a child that isn’t his? His strength? His competence? A pure, and in spite of his hatred of sentient machines, his almost robotic competence that exerts no moral control? Or, more generally, is it his lack of passion? This is the key point.

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