Finlos Loves – Toxic Masculinity – Part 2

Eva co-hosts again, this time for a conversation about toxic masculinity. In doing so we try to unpack what that term actually means in a time when gender roles, identities, and expectations are being challenged- or broadened, depending on your perspective. This is a conversation that we hope you’ll hear with an open mind as it requires anyone engaging in these discussions to explore their own personal histories and identities. Toxicity is not a quality that belongs to any specific sex or gender, but instead represents a mindset that motivates behaviors that consciously or unconsciously maintains the status-quo of power dynamics in any system. It is unfortunate that the beneficiaries of that status-quo have been men or those who subscribe to or reinforce those behaviors. This conversation comes also at a time when Barbie, the recently released film, just cross the one billion dollar mark for global ticket sales and has garnered praise from many for advancing pro-feminist ideas. We’ll get into that topic as well.

Also, Eva has graciously provided these additional resources for further exploration.

The Opposite of Rape Culture is Nurturance Culture by Nora Samaran

How Men Became Emotional Gold Diggers: Men have no friends and women bear the burden By Melanie Hamlett

Deep Secrets: Boys friendships and the crisis of connection

“Boys will be boys” is a harmful myth (TedMed)

APA issues first-ever guidelines for practice with men and boys

APA GUIDELINES for Psychological Practice with Boys and Men

Traditional Masculinity Can Hurt Boys, Say New A.P.A. Guidelines

The Cult of Santa María Tonantzin, Virgin of Guadalupe in Mexico by Richard Nebel

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