The 2020 US election is a race primarily between current president Donald Trump and former vice president Joe Biden. To say the race has been tumultuous and weird would be an understatement.
Last year Trump called Biden creepy and his predominantly right-wing followers took it and ran. What was once a fringe group of conspiracy theorists calling him "Creepy Joe," has made it's way to journalists like John Cardillo.
John Cardillo is the right-wing TV host of "America Talks Live." Recently, Cardilllo shared a photo of Joe Biden embracing his adult son, Hunter and asked the Twitter universe if it looked like an appropriate father/son relationship.
The rest of us, who are normal, went "WTF?" Liz Plank, another journalist and the author of ‘For the Love of Men: From Toxic to a More Mindful Representation,’ decided to use this as an opportunity to invite us normal families to show Cardillo just how normal it is for fathers to love their sons.
“Even strangers to these men would know what it means. All of us, after all, were once children. In this case, to know the circumstances in which it was taken is to know that it is a picture full of pain, love, forgiveness, and acceptance, and to look at it for even more than a moment is to experience at least some of those emotions, especially in the memory of our own parents or children."
"This was a sign, yet again, of the strange and corroded sense of masculinity that torments some of Trump’s most ardent male supporters. More accurately, it is a child’s view of masculinity. Come on, Dad, quit it, guys don’t kiss. This is the insecurity of the boys who did not learn that to accept a father’s embrace is part of becoming a man."
“The biggest lie is that the fight to address male suffering is separate or at adds with the battle to liberate women. We all experience gender. We are all limited by oppressive gender stereotypes.”
“There is no greater threat to humankind than our current definitions of masculinity.”
“Ivanka posing for Playboy would be really disappointing… not really. But it would depend on what was inside the magazine…I don’t think Ivanka would [do a nude shoot] inside the magazine, Although she does have a very nice figure. I’ve said that if Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps I’d be dating her.”