Topic on toxic masculinity unnuanced
I thought this episode fell back on stereotypes and the classic and toxic “girls and boys just are the way they are” instead of calling out toxic masculinity for the immense amount of harm it does in the workplace, to small children, to relationships in all of their forms, etc. When you say that sometimes girls just like the color pink and you don’t have to actively tell boys not to cry, you’re feeding into the system, because these behaviors will be learned elsewhere. We are trained to pick up culture cues from everything, and yes our parents have a huge amount of sway, which is why they need to be active in the first place. Also, the guest’s inability to talk about what toxic masculinity in terms of the “number obsession” and what that does to anyone who identifies as female (answer: it treats them as less than human), made me very upset. He said it was toxic but never explicitly said why. I do appreciate this topic and that we’re talking about it but felt it did harm.
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