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Old 05-14-2019, 01:51 PM
jackdavinci is offline
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I see a lot of people talking past each other here.

Sure, in the academic sense, Toxic Masculinity refers to some nuanced real issue, but the term itself is problematic because

1) While it may have been intended to refer to indoctrination of males into certain attitudes and behaviors, it has pretty much been coopted by popular usage to now mean bad behaviors of men.

2) Emphasis matters. The choice to pick a particular gender itself implies disparity, the opposite of its intended purpose.

3) The focus is backwards. Promoting ideals and solutions is more effective than targeting symptoms

4) The simplistic label limits awareness of many other related issues which have nothing to do with either toxicity or gender