Ashley St. Clair is a semi-famous young conservative. She’s mostly famous for being fired from her job as a brand ambassador at conservative youth group Turning Point USA after being photographed grabbing dinner with white nationalists Nicholas Fuentes and Jacob Wohl. Bad for their brand.
She still has Twitter to use as a platform for her ideas and she’s pretty good at trolling people on it. Most recently, she enjoyed getting ratioed for posting a clip of a dad and his son dancing in Elsa from Frozen costumes, with the caption, “The testosterone is being sucked from our men right before our eyes.”
In St. Clair’s world, playing with your children is not masculine. Real men sit in silent disapproval as their kids grow increasingly anxious and miserable in front of them.
The testosterone is being sucked from our men right before our eyes 🤦🏻♀️— Ashley StClair 🇺🇸 (@stclairashley) November 24, 2019
It’s hard to cover all the ways St. Clair’s perspective is wrong, but Twitter did a pretty good job of it. Some were sarcastic:
Fellas is it gay to have fun with your children https://t.co/eE3IjhUFN4— Yo (@MrFlersh) November 25, 2019
Bet that dude’s wife sucked all the testosterone out of him for being such a good Dad 😂 https://t.co/5CDGfseZGw— Ethan Page played by Julian (@OfficialEGO) November 26, 2019
That’s not how we actually suck testosterone from our men, Ashley https://t.co/GbED3HbwVo— Mikhail Quijano (@mikhailquijano) November 29, 2019
Others were very sincere:
Not caring about society’s gender roles and just wanting to play with your child is one of the most manliest things a father can do. https://t.co/xbjnfIDo0I— Ren ☆彡 SAW FROZEN 2!! (@Verynonbinary) November 27, 2019
If I ever have the privilege to be a father, you better believe that I'm going to be this father.— DynastyCLE (@DynastyCLE) November 27, 2019
The mask of masculinity is complete BS. How simple minded can you be to say this!? https://t.co/QNhHJnlxnr
Kids like kid things and that includes princesses. Let them be free and express themselves, I’m happy to see men play with their children, better than bullying them into gender roles that don’t matter when you’re a child . https://t.co/9Fn6PJdtQ1— nayelly gorentz (@nayellygorentz) November 28, 2019
yall really live the most depressing lives if you cant scroll past a harmless video of a father and son having fun together without saying something stupid like this https://t.co/oyiV8duTMg— james (@anuscosgrove) November 26, 2019
Remember, women contribute to the prevalence of toxic masculinity when we shame and belittle men for daring to show any femininity. When you only allow men to express themselves with aggression and competition, you make the problem worse. https://t.co/tAwOsRDSzI— Faith Naff 🏳️🌈🏳️⚧️🌹🦋 (@FaithNaff) November 27, 2019
...and then whining and playing the victim when they get ratioed. It’s part of their playbook.— Ohm (@ShannonDillmore) November 27, 2019
Correct.— A Father's Journey - TW Beckett (@TW_Beckett) November 25, 2019
This is me with my daughters at one of the dozens of dances I've attended.
It's about being with your kids, spending time with them, and dancing with them.
It's NOT a political or cultural statement designed to denigrate or shame masculinity and all it's aspects. pic.twitter.com/GCmmXKrpLJ
And some warned of what can happen when attitudes like St. Clair’s get brought into a family:
This is so adorable and Id have a much closer relationship with my very straight, very heterosexual, very religious father if instead of trying to make me hate myself for being feminine, he celebrated that it was a part of me. Havent seen him in years. This is just good parenting https://t.co/lTmMYkdDMs— ⚔️Kat Blaque⚔️ (@kat_blaque) November 26, 2019
Ah yes, the two genders: feminine and farm equipment— Apple du vide 🍏🏳️🌈 (@NichSmith) November 25, 2019
Our father pushed us towards hunting, fishing, rodeos and golf. He spent all his precious time with us as kids on “masculine” matters that he never took the time to learn how to really connect with us. Today we still love him, but there’s never anything to say and it’s kinda sad.— Parker (@Parkerfoxgirl) November 27, 2019
And, finally, lots of people pointed out that a man wearing a dress is not a new invention:
Should someone tell her about Scottish kilts too? pic.twitter.com/z13kziXCPi— Smaugette (@smaugette) November 27, 2019
And if you can’t appreciate that kilt, there really is something wrong with you.