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A social science term that describes narrow repressive type of ideas about the male gender role, that defines masculinity as exaggerated masculine traits like being violent, unemotional, sexually aggressive, and so forth. Also suggests that men who act too emotional or maybe aren’t violent enough or don’t do all of the things that “real men” do, can get their “man card” taken away.

Many people confuse the difference between Masculinity and toxic Masculinity. However, one can be masculine without having toxic Masculinity.

Some beliefs of toxic masculinity is that:

-interactions between men and women always has to be competitive and not cooperative.

-men can never truly understand women and that men and women can never just be friends.

-That REAL men need to be strong and that showing emotion is a sign of weakness... unless it’s anger, that is considered okay.

-The idea that men can never be victims of abuse and talking about it is shameful.

-The idea that REAL men always want sex and are ready for it at any time.

-The idea that violence is the answer to everything and that REAL men solve their problems through violence.

-The idea that men could never be single parents and that men shouldn’t be very interactive in their children’s learning and development and that men should always be the dominant one in the relationship or else he’s a “Cuck.”

-The idea that any interest in a range of things that are strictly considered feminine would be an emasculation of a guy.
Guy: A Real Man doesn’t stay home and take care of his kids while his wife works. You’re a cuck.

Other guy: I don’t need your toxic Masculinity and preconceived notions of what it means to be a “real mean.”
by SparklyNinja November 12, 2017
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"toxic masculinity"
a healthy trait native to and suitable for men that turns poisonous when feminist women seek to destroy men by draining it from them using it to replace their own femininity
"I don't want men to have the freedom to be their natural selves, so I label their behavior as toxic masculinity."
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An abstract concept that is probably useful for understanding some extreme male behaviors yet is often trundled out and weaponized when someone simply disagrees with somebody else.
Suzie : "I think we should name our boy Shandina."

Bill : "Oh, I prefer Kenneth... Maybe we can compromise?"

Suzie: "TOXIC MASCULINITYYYYYYYYYYYYYY! Get me a divorce lawyer NOW!"
by Hevie Iron Bull January 27, 2019
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The socially-constructed attitudes that men are expected to be: violent, unemotional, sexually aggressive, etc. It's harmful to men and it harms everyone else as a consequence through these actions.

Especially prominent in: locker rooms, with all the yelling, fighting, proving yourself, who's-dick-is-bigger atmosphere
and in fraternities, with all the making fun or or belting women, emotions, or being a decent human being, and judging men by how many girls they've had sex with, etc.
"God, did you hear about Joe hitting his girl because his friends were making fun of him for being emotional and sensitive when he's with her?"
"Yeah, that's just toxic masculinity. He's grown up taught that he's gotta be a certain way, and that acting otherwise or "acting like a girl" is bad. Murica."
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A stupid politically correct term that tries to tell people that masculinity is a bad thing or even unhealthy and toxic.
There is no such thing as toxic masculinity. fuck societal terms. fuck political correctness.
by badass cajun resistor III November 19, 2020
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