Is modern masculinity in crisis?
I hate terms like masculinity. "Masculinity in crisis" immediately suggests that masculinity is a concept, possible to be determined and not just that, it can be in "crisis" and be "fixed" too. The existence of "masculinity" IS the problem. If people insist sticking to it and wanting to "fix" it, then I'm sorry, there's no happy ending, because any version of the masculinity, we decide to create, will never include all the men. Sure, the idea can be to include all men, but that's the point with all these behavior teachings; Be this! Oh you cant? Sucks to be you then...
"Men" are generally doing worse in the west, so why to insist these ancient social rules like masculinity, that clearly don't work, the opposite? In that documentary, they suggest that it's this masculinity, that may have somehow suddenly got into crisis and being the reason for men's unhappiness. Literally nothing has changed in the concept of an "ideal man" for example, it's just the world around that has changed and it makes it all just look more clearly how ridiculous these ideals are.
And with the changed world I mean feminism, they've succeeded to abolish the equally harmful concept called "femininity". Women can now be the hero and the damsel in distress or whatever they want. How about men? Can they play sassy secretaries in movies? Hey, I know! Lets teach about the rules of masculinity, preferably the traditional masculinity to men, who can't physically or mentally match my concept of an ideal masculine man and let's see them scramble! That'll stop them being all frustrated and angry! Yeah, of course men have to be always heroes...
Now we have incels and other angry young men, who get into all kinds of radical things and ideas to express their frustrations, and we keep using "women in the kitchen" -era terms like masculinity to engineer them, which just adds fuel to the fire. Men should realize, that it's 2020 and you can be whatever you want, women already got the memo.
Maybe this is vaguely the point of the documentary, but I think they're approaching it wrong, also I'm afraid these documentaries end up having the lame point of; "Yeah you can be like a traditional kind of man like open doors to women and stuff and still like not harass them sexually or anything, because like that's not what REAL men would do, just be confident bro" How's that gonna help that incel who is loading up the rifle? Or the guy interested in all kinds of "non-MASCULINE" -stuff, who is suicidal everyday?