Virtues in war such as “valor, courage, chivalry, heroism” belong explicitly to men, according to a Thursday night guest of Fox News host Tucker Carlson.
According to Media Matters, Heather MacDonald of the Manhattan Institute made the comment as the pair discussed the failure of society to adequately “valorize men,” apparently leading to societal decay.
Carlson first pointed to the rate of suicide among American men, saying that problems previously limited to inner cities now characters rural America.
The solution to these problems? More marriages.
“And it seems to me that when it happens to two different groups, the very same thing, that would be the wakeup call for our policymakers to say wait a second, maybe we should get involved in thinking about how to fix this considering in our neighborhoods where rich people live in my neighborhood for example, there are no single mothers,” Carlson said.
“Everybody is married, because it works. Why aren't they doing their best to pass on the thing that is working for them? It just seems grotesque to me.”
MacDonald followed up saying that America needs to focus on providing good paying jobs, but she added that this would not be enough to fix the country's issues.
“No I think we do have to look at industrial policy and make sure that there are good, well-paying jobs there. I just wouldn't assume that that is going to be enough at this point to turn around the culture.”
Why? The culture no longer valorizes men:
“Again we need to valorize males. And the culture needs to say males are not toxic, masculinity is not toxic. There are male virtues of valor, courage, chivalry, heroism in war that are really uniquely male. They should not be disparaged. Females have complementary virtues and values that are also essential to children.”