By Heather E. Heying
Male lions can be monsters, murderous and focused. Toxic, if you will.
Given the opportunity, male lions will kill the kittens in a pride over which they have gained control. They commit infanticide, which brings the new mothers, freshly childless, back into estrous. The females are quickly impregnated. This, we can all agree, is disturbing behavior, and may make some people feel rather less pleased with lions.
Given the opportunity, the vast majority of modern human males would do no such thing.
Those who argue that men are inherently toxic are, ironically, making arguments that are biologically essentialist. And they are making them badly, at that.