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Not all masculinity is ‘toxic’

4 June 2022

9:00 AM

4 June 2022

9:00 AM

Anyone who has passed through an education in thepast decade will have encountered the term ‘toxic masculinity’. It is one ofthe many charming phrases that our age has come up with to pathologise ordinarypeople. Brewing for some decades, the concept of ‘toxic masculinity’ wasbrought into the mainstream in the last ten years by fourth-wave feministsintent on portraying half of our species as ‘problematic’, to use another ofthe delightful watchwords of our era.

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