On ‘Toxic Masculinity’

Recently, the subject of “toxic masculinity” came up and I thought I’d write something about it.

Photo by Lauri Heikkinen
Photo by Lauri Heikkinen

For those who are unfamiliar with the term, “toxic masculinity” is a term used in feminist circles used to describe traditional ideas of masculinity.  In particular, it exists to discourage men from urging other males from embracing such ideas as traditional masculinity.

But what is the term really used for?

Modern feminism has long since pulled away from its roots of calling for equal treatment from society.  Today, it appears that what modern feminism really wants is an inversion of gender roles from decades ago.

One feminist wiki states, “It refers to the socially-constructed attitudes that describe the masculine gender role as violent, unemotional, sexually aggressive, and so forth.”

Sounds a bit harsh, right?

That same wiki presents “examples” of so-called toxic masculinity such as: Continue reading “On ‘Toxic Masculinity’”