Yep! #ToxicMasculinity is bad for men as well as women.
American Psychological Association links 'masculinity ideology' to homophobia, misogyny https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/american-psychological-association-links-masculinity-ideology-homophobia-misogyny-n956416
More accurately (and inclusively), I should say it's bad for *everyone* including cis men.
“Traditional masculinity ideology has been shown to limit males’ psychological development, constrain their behavior, result in gender role strain and gender role conflict and negatively influence mental health and physical health.”
@ruby as someone who was repeatedly told that "boys don't cry" and to "be a man" as a kid, I consider myself to be very lucky that I was able to divorce myself from these toxic axioms of dread and actually be a decent human being as an adult.
Too bad that the damage this ideology did in childhood had already been done. I'm still paying for it today even though I've un-learned the most egregious things which accompanied it.
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