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Old 05-12-2019, 03:28 PM
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Originally Posted by monstro View Post
1. Do you agree with either of these concepts? Do you think there are traditional gender norms that are damaging to individuals and society as a whole? Or are people just trying to find a pseudo-intellectual way of describing "asshole"?
Absolutely. There are pretty awful ways that folks enforce gender norms on each other and on themselves, and doing so causes a lot of misery in the world.
2. Do you agree with one but NOT the other? Toxic masculinity is talked about much more frequently than toxic femininity.
Whatever term it's called by, toxic femininity describes a real constellation of behaviors.
3. Do you agree that Meghan McCain embodies "toxic femininity"? Personally, I don't know.
I'll read the article, but she's not someone I've ever given much thought to.