When we talk about toxic masculinity, it is often in the context of a man’s behavior as experienced by another person–likely a woman, queer person, or a man who does not embody a toxic form of masculinity. What we often overlook in conversations of toxic masculinity is that the first victim of one’s embodiment of toxic masculinity is one’s own sense of self. Toxic masculinity begins with the suppression of one’s full range of emotional experiences, with tampering certain desires and interests, and with denying one’s experience of pain, sadness, or insecurity. In this web comic from Luke Hemphris, toxic masculinity is explained succinctly and incredibly effectively, and would be a great primer resource to introduce the topic to uninformed or resistant individuals.
– Brett Goldberg
Read the comic via The Nib.