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How 'Toxic' is Manhood?

 

January 25, 2019



The few seconds I’ve seen of the Gillette commercial doesn’t do much for the image of manhood. A row of men standing in front of charcoal grills as if that is their lot in life. They are cavemen in button-up shirts. Another clip is of two young boys fighting in the yard with apparent dads light-heartedly saying “boys will be boys.”

Trying to conduct a little research, I find Toxic Masculinity is hidden in the realm of sociology defining and redefining genders. It would seem that any term used that frequently would have an easily-accessible definition that would make sense to a reaso...



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