System Change Made Simple

Toxic Masculinity (second version)

October 30, 2022 Terry Leahy Season 4 Episode 4
System Change Made Simple
Toxic Masculinity (second version)
Show Notes

The feminist psychoanalytic tradition provides an excellent account of  ‘excessive’ aggression in human societies. In patriarchy, there's a particular pattern to how men are brought up as boys. From boys to men. It creates a psychology of competitive striving to beat other men. It works against empathetic relationships with women. It fosters anxiety in men about their claim to be regarded as a real man. So competitive striving is part of toxic masculinity but it's not just that. It also includes physical aggression against women, children, and other men. This podcast talks about how this comes about.