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Toxic masculinity. Let’s talk about it
A social science term that describes narrow repressive type of ideas about the male gender role, that defines masculinity as exaggerated (note we say exaggerated and that these are the extreme versions) masculine traits like being violent, unemotional, sexually aggressive and so forth. TM suggests that men who act too emotional and open or maybe aren’t violent enough or don’t do all of the things that “real men” do, can get their “man card” taken away.
Many people confuse the difference between masculinity and toxic masculinity. However, one can be masculine without being toxic.
Interactions are always competitive and not cooperative.
Men and women can never just be friends.
That showing emotion is a sign of weakness...unless it’s anger, that is considered okay.
Men can never be victims of abuse and talking about it is shameful.
REAL men always want sex and are ready for it at any time.
Violence is the answer to everything and that REAL men solve their problems through violence.
Men could never be single parents and that men shouldn’t be very interactive in their children’s learning and development and that men should always be the dominant one in the relationship or else he’s a “Cuck.” Any interest in a range of things that are strictly considered feminine would be an emasculation of a guy.
Basically TM is the belief that any male not being fully masculine or is showing any feminine traits or sign of emotion is weak and not a ‘real man’. The fight against tm is not shunning those who are masculine or have masculine traits, it’s not trying to hurt men who are extremely masculine. It’s trying to stop those that say “you are not a real man if you are not extremely masculine or if you show emotion” it’s fighting against “man up”•
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