08 Oct Toxic Masculinity – 5 Things You Didn’t Know
- A term invented by man-hating fake feminists seeking to suppress men's biological traits.
- A healthy trait native to and suitable for men that turns poisonous when feminist women seek to destroy men
- A social science term that describes a narrow repressive type of idea about the male gender role
- If You’re a man under 45 years old, the think most likely to kill you is… YOU
- If you’re a woman under 45 years old, the biggest preventable contributor of your death is… your male intimate partner (or ex-partner)
Toxic masculinity is NOT masculinity
In other words, there are lots of different ways to be a man. It's only toxic when we allow one version of manliness become a dictator. If you look at it another way, Feminism has helped us see that there are so many different ways of being a woman. Nowadays a woman won't automatically lose her membership to the LadyClub if she hasn’t perfected her Soufflé recipe just yet.
A narrow and repressive description of manhood, where strength is everything, emotions are a weakness; where sex and brutality are yardsticks by which men are measured, while supposedly “feminine” traits—which can range from emotional vulnerability to simply not being hypersexual—are the means by which your status as “man” can be taken away'
Evolution and hormones can’t explain the rigid gender roles we have in today’s society.
3. Men don’t really aspire to the characteristics valued by the culture of Toxic MasculinityA report in the UK in 2017 found the majority of men didn't aspire to be hyper-sexual, physically violent, emotionless breadwinners. Gasp! Who’s shocked? Not I. The Masculinity Report found that the majority of men surveyed, valued characteristics like reliability, dependability, honesty and loyalty. These were the characteristics they attributed to being a good man. Oooh, that sounds nice. In fact that sounds like a lot of men I know. And on the other hand, characteristics that we see more heavily in the media as ‘the real man’ (Super athletic. Brave. Adventurous. Stoic) were some of the least valued of the whole report. If we don’t fight back against restrictive gender stereotypes though, those other values and ways of being a man will be lost. When we teach our little boys that they can’t express their emotions, we encourage them to grow up into men who suffer in silence. When we teach our little boys that they have to be strong and independent, we make it difficult for them to ask for help when trouble really hits. 'Boys will be boys’ doesn't help our boys learn how to become good men. It just sets the bar lower for them. And that’s not good enough.
4. Toxic Masculinity has a real and terrible affect on your health (yes, YOURS!)There was famous (and terrible) experiment carried out by Frederick II (Holy Roman Emperor and king of Sicily’). He wanted to see what language babies would speak if they weren't influenced by any mother tongue. Nurses cared for a group of babies, feeding and bathing them but never speaking to them. What language did they speak? English? Aramaic? Hebrew? Unfortunately they never spoke any language. Every one of them, starved of basic human interaction and connection, passed away.
- 76% of all suicides are men
- 96% of all prison inmates are men
- 70% of all homeless people are men
- Men are more likely to become drug addicts
- Death of a spouse is more likely to cause suicide for men than for women
- Suffer from depression
- Engage in self harm
- Engage in dangerous behaviour
- Have poorer mental health
- Seek help for their mental health issues
- Have a personal doctor (Increasing risk of death
- Catch a illness before it becomes terminal
‘Men are not naturally inclined toward the toxic confines of the man-box. If they were, it wouldn’t be killing them!’