Michael J Malone: Blaming men for so-called toxic masculinity is nothing more than lazy sexism

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'IT’S another day in social media land, and another day full of the use of the term toxic masculinity. A term that originated in the 1980s as a way to describe that part of the male psyche that is abusive has become so commonplace that many have come to view it as confirmation that masculinity itself is toxic.

Is this fair, or helpful? Or is it, dare I say the word, sexist?

Whatever it is, it’s a poor attempt to explain bad male behaviour: that violent and sexist men are proof that masculinity itself is toxic – when in fact people working in the mental health field, as I do with clinical hypnotherapy, know that violence is usually rooted in trauma, not masculinity.'

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