Toxic masculinity: a fair assessment of male behaviour or a dangerous generalisation?

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'Growing up, British boys are constantly told to "be a man" or to "man up", and pushed towards adopting "male" qualities such as confidence, self-sufficiency, strength, assertiveness and dominance. By themselves, these traits are not inherently toxic, indeed they can be commendable, but when they are reinforced by the often unrealistic expectations of society, young men may struggle.

We know that men are far less likely to discuss mental health problems with a medical professional. In 2017, the suicide rate for men was 3.5 times higher than it was for women and men between the ages 45-49 have the highest suicide rate in England and Wales.'

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