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Home » News » What are the top 10 Toxic Masculinity behaviors? Toxic masculinity is when the archetypal image of what it means to be masculine becomes harmful and aspirational. It thrives by penalizing behavior which does not conform to its standard and celebrating behavior which does.
Men are constantly given the message that they must be self-reliant, independent, physically tough etc. Men are told that to be this way will make them successful in terms of business, society, and finding a partner. Being vulnerable will cause men to be ridiculed. Typically, men will be praised by other men for sexual conquests. Many men are programmed to react negatively to the concept of homosexuality as it is a of deviating from the traditional male stereotype.
Through popular rhetoric and from an early age when boys are learning about gender roles, men are taught that to be homosexual is to be less masculine. Statistically, men commit ificantly more violent crime than women.
There are numerous reasons for this, but there are clear links between male instigated violence and the need men have to use aggression and violence to prove their masculinity and bolster confidence in their masculine identity. To be preoccupied with power and dominance to a point that it causes harm to others, such as verbal, physical and online bullying.
One study found that over a quarter of men thought they should have the final word in relationships, over a third of men believed that they had the right to know where their female partner was at all times. Emotion is treated as being a feminine characteristic. Stifling emotion is seen as true manliness. From childhood, males are shamed to conform with the standard that to show emotion is weak and feminine. It is unsurprising that the overly masculine would reject men who identify as the allies of feminists.
Research shows that men engaging in feminist activism are the targets of harassment by men who prescribe to toxic masculinity as it is perceived as feminine and non-conformist to toxic masculinity. Connected to male dominance, toxic masculinity encourages taking risks to demonstrate dominance, men who buy into this are more likely to take extreme measures such as perpetrate violence, drive dangerously, gamble, abuse drugs.
Again, housework and childrearing are seen as feminine qualities. Being asked to do a feminine deemed task such as housework, or worse, a man being criticised by a woman for not cleaning appropriately is often interpreted as an emasculating assault and provokes a masculine overcompensation response. Aurora New Dawn is a feminist led charity dedicated to ending violence against women and children, and hidden violence.
SinceAurora New Dawn has offered safety, support, advocacy, and empowerment to survivors of domestic abuse, sexual violence and stalking. We offer a variety of services and are involved in supporting feminist campaigns to end male violence against women. Overall, as the behaviour shows, it can be seen that Toxic Masculinity will repeatedly reject femininity in all its supposed forms.
When a man smashes against gender norms or supports femininity, it has a stigma attached. If they do, these men will be abused, shamed or humiliated by a society embarrassed by the fact they are not conforming to masculine ideals. This sends out a clear core belief of toxic masculinity: femininity is seen to be lesser than masculinity. From showing emotion to carrying out household chores to supporting feminism, a man who does this is branded unmanly and rejected by toxic masculine followers.
When a young boy decides that he wants to look pretty and put on a dress then appear socially, he is often shamed and humiliated. All this an attempt by the parent to protect them from a negative social reaction, bullying or harassment. Why is it that masculinity and femininity are not given the same equal value, why is it unacceptable for to wear whatever they want without being pigeon holed? It is incredibly destructive to its followers.
There are numerous findings on the negative impact of conforming to the aforementioned Toxic Masculinity norms:. Men are more likely than women to engage in unsafe sexual behaviour and pursue multiple partners. In order to address the problem of toxic masculinity, it must first be recognised that it is a problem.
Masculinity is not intrinsically a bad thing and can hold many aspirational characteristics, such as being the protector, being strong and courageous. It is the worst embodiment of masculinity. It is masculinity on steroids and it is epidemic.
It is absolutely necessary to address the elephant in the room and acknowledge that there is a connection between issues such as violence and sex based oppression. Aggression and violence in males are frequently attributed to the need for men to fulfil masculine ideals. These ideals being the distorted ones of toxic masculinity: supress emotion, assert dominance, defend your masculinity when threatened, use violence to prove your masculinity and exert power and control. Men who conform to toxic masculinity norms are much more likely to engage in violence against women.
Those who conform to the toxic masculinity standard use the institutionalisation of toxic masculinity to protect their positions. By perpetuating its myth, by practising its values, powerholders The difference Aurora men and women defend their positions in a male hierarchy. If men look up at hyper-masculine men with admiration, they will not criticise their behaviour. It is only when men take a stand against this behaviour, reject aggression, dominance and all the other toxic masculine characteristics as masculine norms that the hierarchy will crumble. I think we can all agree with the American Psychological Association when they state:.
Men are the disciples of toxic masculinity, men are the perpetrators of violence against women, men are responsible for taking stock of their actions and correcting their course. We know that what is considered gender appropriate behaviour shifts over time, that what is deemed masculine or feminine is acculturated,  men have the power to change their destiny and The difference Aurora men and women identity of masculinity.
When boys look up to men, do we want them to imitate a culture of violence? Or to aspire to the best qualities of what it means to be a man? Where did all the gentle men go? Aurora New Dawn. Are you affected by any of the issues mentioned in this article?
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What are the top 10 Toxic Masculinity behaviors?