'Racism, machismo and classism' evident in Báez Sosa killing, say sociologists
Buenos Aires TimesJan 27, 2023Jan 27, 2023
The killing of Báez Sosa is a product of classism, racism, toxic masculinity, and violence that have long permeated Argentina's culture. Rugby's "herd mentality" and the normalization of cruelty also played a significant role. The debate should not be about whether the attackers are psychopaths, but rather about the society that has produced toxic conditions.
It's sad that a sport like a rugby is being exploited by some who espouse post-modern "woke" values to discuss virtue-signaling concepts such as "toxic masculinity." This assault was a tragedy and the focus should be on holding violent criminals accountable — not ideological grandstanding.