Toxic Masculinity

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International Men’s Day: How IDLES Frontman Joe Talbot Explores the Toxic Expectations of Masculinity with “Samaritans”

By Jared Dudley Music Journalist As KTSW airs its day-long Brocast in celebration of International Men’s Day, and with British rock band IDLES hot off the heels of their fourth record Crawler, now is a great time to look back at their song “Samaritans,” a track that dives into society’s interpretation of masculinity and the harm it can cause to people of all genders. IDLES lead singer Joe Talbot has […]

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International Men’s Day: End Toxic Masculinity!

By Ally BolenderNews Content Manager Toxic masculinity is the idea of adhering to traditional male gender roles that stigmatize and work to invalidate the -very much- valid emotions, passions and preferences of men and boys. As a society, we’ve made great strides in recognizing women’s issues and collectively working to deconstruct the patriarchy. However, it seems that society has just recently reached the point of recognizing toxic masculinity and working […]

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Let’s Talk About Toxic Masculinity

By Brittany AndersonWeb Content Contributor Each year, International Men’s Day on Nov. 19 is met with much debate. Despite questions and concerns over the day’s rationale, it’s a great opportunity to address something that runs rampant within this particular community: toxic masculinity.  It’s a complicated word. It encapsulates a lot of things, and it looks different on everyone. It’s something that’s internalized, but also stems from external societal expectations. Conscious […]

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You Can Be Masculine Without Being Toxic

By Alexandra Cochran Blog Content Contributor When we look into the terrors and inappropriate behaviors within the culture of men, it's often populated by negativity: men are more violent than women, there are more recorded suicides from men, and there is always a constant attempt to prove their masculinity within society. Toxic masculinity exists within our society because our culture is still strongly gender-polarized; it has just recently allowed women […]

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