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Manpreet Singh
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America was a prime illustration throughout the last four years, of a contemporary civilization under Donald Trump’s dictatorial rule. Authoritarian is a form of toxic masculinity, as we mentioned earlier. He readily fits into the popular stereotype of a real, powerful ‘man’ who is characterized by his success, a lack of support for minorities, and all-embracing misogyny (Messerschmidt & Bridges, 2017). He described himself routinely as a superior success for minority groups as Trump was in a position of power. This is why he attracts his fans, the majority-white and supportive of his harsh laws supporting poisonous male customs (Messerschmidt & Bridges, 2017). Furthermore, Trump failed to demonstrate significant concern about the pandemic by pushing the economy to reopen its various components. This demonstrated his covetousness for money to continue capitalism, another feature of hegemony (Messerschmidt & Bridges, 2017).
Despite the current pandemic, men are more likely than women to commit suicide. They prefer to disguise vulnerabilities, disregard themselves, and are unwilling to seek medical or professional assistance. Toxic masculinity limits the ability of males to seek support and communicate their feelings and leads to a high suicide rate (Smalley et al., 2005). Not only men with toxic male characteristics but also women who are exploited in the same misogynous context face mentee dissuasion. If women are in the workplace, they defy men’s domination in the workplace. This results in an imbalance in society, which often results in men displaying misogynous behaviors such as sexist remarks, unequal wages, and conventional harassment (The Atlantic, 2016). With America leaning recently toward powerful women, we thought of how to teach young men and boys to respect women from an early age. The effect of having a female coach in a toxic men’s sport environment has been established by Madsen and Farrell (2018). We hope that you will start to build your own ideas on how we can change the paradigm so that toxic masculinity does not become mainstream. The challenges in social culture, such as power, mental health, and misogyny, are currently linked to toxic men. Some people strive to make a difference, however. For one thing, in an effort to standardize qualities that are inconsistent with traditional male standards Gillette (2018) made an advertisement. It demonstrates how we as individuals can start normalizing emotional and empathetic males and strive to stigmatize that man as ‘gay’ or ‘feminine.’