It could be a heterosexual couple where the wife is really into a team and her partner doesn’t care about sports. To tease him about his masculinity, she creates a man cave so as to say, “You’re not a man in this house.” Both of them are in on the joke.
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I find something a little troubling about the way this statement and attitude is worded. As a man with a variety of pursuits, some of which are considered typically masculine and some of which are not, that sort of needling about things I enjoy that are not typically masculine, or lack of interest in some “masculine” things is also destructive. While the power dynamics don’t put it at the same level as enforcing feminine stereotypes on women it does feed in a bit to many of the factors that contribute towards toxic masculinity.

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