“Toxic Masculinity” Needs A New Term

It’s a distraction from the deeper issues

Photo by David Boca on Unsplash

The term “toxic masculinity” seems to always cause a bit of a firestorm, particularly in it’s most recent usage as relates to the #MeToo movement and the now-infamous Gillette ad. The term originated in the 1980s as part of the mythopoetic men’s movement but as it gained wider usage, came to refer to potentially destructive norms of traditional masculinity.



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Dispelling cultural myths with research-driven stories. I am a traveler and a map maker. On Mastodon ElleBeau@stranger.social