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Weakling Chicks Are Replacing Real Men, Russian Church Official Says

Russias “real men” are being replaced by “scrawny chickens,” a Russian Orthodox official said on Monday as heated debates surround the concept of toxic masculinity and the #MeToo movement in the West.

Many Russian women raise their children independently due to the country's high divorce rate — in 2016, Russians were 1.6 times more likely to get divorced than they were to marry. Some conservatives have linked the prevalence of single mothers to a supposed lack of traditional masculinity among Russian men.

“If you take the average modern 30-something, the only muzhiki we have left are in the special forces,” Archpriest Dmitry Smirnov, who heads a patriarchal commission for childrens and mothers rights, was quoted as saying by Interfax.

The Russian slang word “muzhik” — once used by President Vladimir Putin to describe Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio — can denotRead More – Source

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