48 Things Men Are Told Over Their Lifetimes (That Are Actually Toxic)

“We were from a time when men were men.”

How damaging is it to be told throughout your life that you have to conform to a toxic standard of masculinity?

This video captures 70 years of these messages, and it’ll give you an idea of this dismal reality. From telling children that “boys don’t play with dolls” to telling men to “man up,” putting all these common phrases together really demonstrates the need to challenge society’s terrible ideas of what it means to be a man.

We hope this video helps everyone understand how the patriarchy hurts men – and why gender equality has to include changing these harmful norms.

With Love,
The Editors at Everyday Feminism

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