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Old 05-13-2019, 01:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Kimstu View Post
Well (ETA: as many others have now said already), what term should we use to describe traditional gender stereotypes that we think are bad for people? ...
“Harmful gender stereotypes” works fine. Even just stating that stereotypes are a common problem across identities and that we all should be aware of them as implicit biases and be aware of structural and institutional factors that promote these stereotypes.

That isn’t demonizing the identity.

And those phrases do. “Toxic masculinity” demonizes the identity.

Look, here’s a challenge. Without saying what it is NOT and without saying things that equally apply to women, what is “masculine” that is not “toxic”?

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