Men Who Talk - Tom Gentry & Ed Tilton
Men Who Talk
3. On Toxic Masculinity

Toxic Masculinity: What It Is & What It Isn’t

In episode three of Men Who Talk Tom Gentry and Ed Tilton continue an eight-part series of conversations on men and intimacy with a discussion on toxic masculinity, a polarizing term often conflated with masculinity itself. Brought to you by Begin Again Institute.

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The discussion revolves around exploring masculinity and its complexities, particularly in the context of current events like the conflict in Ukraine involving Putin and Zelinsky. The speakers differentiate between healthy and toxic masculinity, emphasizing that healthy masculinity involves qualities like protection, community, and responsibility towards others. They critique societal norms that discourage men from expressing emotions, leading to insecurity and destructive behaviors associated with toxic masculinity. The conversation underscores the importance of emotional intelligence, community support, and redefining masculinity to promote healthier, more balanced identities.

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