Um, no i would not
The problem that AT is criticizing here is how young boys are often socialized in a really problematic way.
Even boys who are toddlers are told to “be a man!” when they cry or showing fear.
(Think of Finn’s response to FP telling him he “cries all the time” in Hot to the Touch)
And as they grow up, they’re bombarded with messages that say to be a “manly” man, they need to:
- Be big and strong
- Be physically aggressive and ready to fight
- Show no emotions – especially fear or pain but anger is just fine
- Feel entitled to objectify women and sexually pursue women regardless of whether or not she’s interested
And if you re-watch Dad’s Dungeon, you’ll get the backstory of exactly WHERE he got those ideas.
NOT from “having no parents”.
HE GOT THOSE IDEAS FROM HIS DAD.
Why do you think Jake’s pretty much the same way?
It’s pretty much a recipe for his current behavior.
Finn’s idea of masculinity is fucked up.
I love that AT is showing that.