"Toxic Masculinity" in the Viking Age
The emasculation of Norse culture in the image of the modern male
Modern society is now divided in two groups: On one hand, the good and the righteous, as in any vagina and any of its variations, on the other hand, the bad and the evil, as in any intact male.
Great efforts are being made by the regressive left to glorify any feminine or feminized behavior while stigmatizing any masculine or male behavior. This includes re-writing history to accommodate a marxist and delusional view of the world, turning warrior cultures and actual patriarchal societies, such as the Vikings, into safe spaces for vaginas of all genders.
Strong opposition to feminist revisionism from organizations such as NORSKK, Forn Siðr International, or Jómsvíkingar, including frequent factual reality checks (see No Viking Women Warriors, No Vegan Vikings, Shield Maidens, Gender Biology or even Jómsvíkingalög) have however made it very challenging for the regressive left to gain any credibility with their claims of "Valhalla-bound" feminist, vegan, transgender, Muslim, female Viking (social justice) warriors. It is indeed difficult for the average male, however emasculated, to imagine Vikings raiding Europe and the rest of the world on gay pride floats.
In their relentless quest to demonstrate the degeneration of mankind in our feminized societies, and in a effort to revision history to fit their narrative, the left, represented by pretty much every Asatru organization in the free world, has therefore now decided to separate Vikings into two groups: The bad and the evil, namely Berserkir and Úlfhéðnar, and the good and the righteous, allegedly the rest of the Vikings.
The bad and the evil, Berserkir and Úlfhéðnar, are now depicted as having all the possible features of what modern society sees as toxic masculinity (and what any intact male, as in any Norseman, sees as natural). Worse, Berserkir and Úlfhéðnar are now defined, the horror, as "rapists" (the worst possible offense in the feminist world).
The good and the righteous on the other hand, as in all the rest of the Vikings, are now described as completely emasculated peaceful social justice warriors, who embraced Islam, transgenderism, and veganism, who promoted gender equality (big emphasis), and who settled and conquered Europe and the rest of the world through human right tribunal complaints and self-victimization.
Of course, Asatru revisionism accounts at this stage to a psychiatric condition. Norse culture has always been a warrior culture that celebrates hyper-masculinity and the archetypical male. Gender equality was limited to women (usually) not sleeping along cattle, with raping and murdering your average woman not normally giving rise to much more than a fine. Vegan Vikings would not even have survived, transgenders were so stigmatized that their primary use would have been as fishing bait, Islam never was even remotely tolerated, and anyone not demonstrating the essential qualities of a man (including those promoting social justice) would have been enslaved, killed or exiled.
This is the harsh and factual reality of the Viking age, and no regressive liberal revisionist attempt will change historical facts or what Norse culture is all about.
On a positive note, though, Asatruar vaginas of all genders can feel safe from sexual molestation. We Berserkir and Úlfhéðnar would only rape our own species. Land whales were just hunted.