What is “Toxic Masculinity” and Why Does it Matter?

  title={What is “Toxic Masculinity” and Why Does it Matter?},
  author={Carol Harrington},
  journal={Men and Masculinities},
  pages={345 - 352}
Coined in late 20th-century men’s movements, “toxic masculinity” spread to therapeutic and social policy settings in the early 21st century. Since 2013, feminists began attributing misogyny, homophobia, and men’s violence to toxic masculinity. Around the same time, feminism enjoyed renewed popularization. While some feminist scholars use the concept, it is often left under-defined. I argue that talk of toxic masculinity provides an intriguing window into gender politics in any given context… 
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