#67 - What Is Toxic Masculinity?

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In the wake of the recent shootings in Parkside High School, actor and comedian Michael Ian Black commented that “Deeper than the gun problem is this: boys are broken."

And it’s in no small part because that all men grow up steeped in a culture that teaches us to be men in ways that are frankly, toxic. We live in a society that actively harms young men and pushes them towards violence and isolation. It's time to talk about the effects that toxic masculinity has on boys and men, and on society as a whole.

Show Highlights:

  • Why the Parkland shooting means that we need to talk about what it means to be a man
  • How society teaches boys to be violent and angry
  • How toxic masculinity is literally sold to us
  • Why non-traditional forms of masculinity can seem so threatening to others
  • How non-toxic masculinity can co-exist with traditional masculine ideals

...and so much more.

Related Links:

The Broken Masculinity of The Punisher

When Masculinity Fails Men

Reclaiming Manhood

Captain America and Non-Toxic Masculinity

Be Proud of Being A Man

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