Bill Maher laced into liberals who attack men for having supposed "toxic masculinity." The "Real Time with Bill Maher" host used Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and men taking up arms to defend Ukraine from the Russian invasion as examples of how masculinity can be anything but toxic.
"If there's one thing we've learned from the crisis in Ukraine, it's that everyone loves, and the world still needs, grown-ass men," Maher began his rant.
Maher noticed that American women are obsessing over Zelenskyy, who the New York Post and Forward labeled as a "sex symbol" earlier this month. Maher stressed that progressives can't consider Zelenskyy a sex symbol while also denouncing masculinity as toxic.
The liberal talk show host jokingly hypothesized, "Could it be that as much as women may want to create the perfect man there's always going to be a little bit of toxic mixed in with our masculinity and no amount of training will turn us into your favorite 'Twilight' character."
"Masculinity is like coffee even when you decaffeinated, there's still a little caffeine in there," Maher quipped.
"Now there's certainly no denying that there has been a lot of toxicity associated with men throughout history, oceans of brutality, all of which is horrible, and some of which is why our species still exists on earth," Maher acknowledged.
"There are brave women fighting in Ukraine, but the images of people fleeing all seem to be women and children while every able-bodied man in Ukraine is sticking around to fight and maybe die," Maher noted. Ukraine has prohibited most Ukrainian men aged 18 to 60 from fleeing the country, forcing them to defend against the Russian invasion.
"It's not always a great advantage being a man and toxic though we may be," he proclaimed. "We do sometimes come in handy."
"Turns out after 200,000 years, there's still a lot of 'Another tribe is coming to kill us.' And when that happens, you want a little big d*** energy," Maher said of military conflicts.
Maher remarked that for years he has been told that "women just want a man who listens" and "won't try to fix their problems. He dared, "Put that to the test sometime. Go over to her house tomorrow and fix her radiator. I bet she loves it."
"When there's a noise downstairs, someone has to go into the dark and most women still want a man to do it," Maher joked. "And if he doesn't, or can't or won't, it's not sexy."
The HBO host shared a study that American adults having sex hit a 30-year low. He highlighted a study that one in four adults in the U.S. haven't had sex in the past year. Maher also pointed out how sperm counts of U.S. men have been drastically declining over decades.
Maher questioned the manlihood of today's American male, and suggested it could be because of the constant lecturing about toxic masculinity.
"It's the result of having it drilled into us in recent years that masculinity is itself toxic and scary and unevolved," he proposed. "And women don't like it and the ones who think they do they really don't. And if you think you do, you're wrong, too."
"Even the act of just asking a girl out is now seen by many younger people as overly aggressive," he said. "There's a feeling that the attributes traditionally characteristic of men are inherently problematic. Which sounds a lot like men are born wrong."
Maher lashed out at the Obama administration for using a man who became known as "pajama boy" to try to "sell Obamacare to a skeptical nation."
Maher ridiculed the marketing of Obamacare, "This is what they put out as an image of the perfect man. The only thing he loves more than affordable health insurance is his therapy cat and 'Emily in Paris.' That ad might as well say, 'Ask your doctor if chemical castration is right for you.'"
Regarding the "pajama boy" campaign, there was a Politico opinion piece at the time titled: "Pajama Boy, An Insufferable Man-Child."
"You could win the battle and lose the war if you harangue men into becoming less like us and more like you," Maher stated.
"Women aren't attracted to these girly men they've created," Maher declared. "The guy you whipped into total sensitivity isn't sexy to you anymore."
Maher joked, "There's a special place in a woman's heart for a man who learns to suppress his masculinity, it's called the 'friendzone.'"
Maher then lambasted men for "sulking" and "complaining" about not being able to be with a woman.
"Girls don't want to have sex with you unless you put in a little effort," Maher exclaimed. "So put in a low effort. Yes, stupid lazy f***s."
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