Donovan Shane Kieran Reed
Sep 3 · Last update 10 mo. ago.
Is Toxic Masculinity decreasing or increasing over time?
Toxic Masculinity is seen all over the world and throughout many different cultures, but is it getting worse or better over time?
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What is toxic about masculinity?
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These stereotypical behaviours will exist as long as mainstream culture keeps perpetuating them
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Toxic masculinity will increase as long as its cause is ignored
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What is toxic about masculinity?

If men carrying out stupid behaviour or acting arrogantly is toxic masculinity, is a woman doing similar things toxic femininity? Or is she engaging in toxic masculinity? Is it useful to mask negative behaviour behind gender and not just describe the behaviour for what it is… being obnoxious, aggressive or abusive? The term toxic masculinity is ambiguous, relies on an unsatisfactory theory of masculinity and amounts to a misuse of the word.

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These stereotypical behaviours will exist as long as mainstream culture keeps perpetuating them

Toxic masculinity can be seen in adverts, music, film, video games and now throughout the internet. As instances of toxic masculinity are wide spread throughout culture they will become more widely reinforced and normalised the more widely distributed the behaviours become. The effects and portrayal of such behaviours can be subtle but is pervasive and will increase as long as we culturally perpetuate them.

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Toxic masculinity will increase as long as its cause is ignored

For someone to espouse toxic masculine traits there is probably some insecurity over their masculinity, sexuality or something else. Toxic masculinity will increase as long as there are men that feel insecure. More research should be done and more support be offered to younger men in order to fight this social/mental issue. After all for the majority of men, to address issues of insecurity they were probably exposed to some degree of toxic masculinity in their lives, whether that was from friends or their fathers.

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