Toxic Masculinity

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I have spent 10 years with a clinical interest in toxic masculinity and how it impacts men's overall health/wellbeing and as well as their interest/barriers to seeking therapy.

— Margarita Graeber, Psychologist

So much of what men are taught about being men hurts us, but does it from within the trappings of power. And yes, there are absolutely unfair benefits to being a man in our society, but sometimes they overshadow the drawbacks so much that we can get left out of the conversation. If you're committed to gender equality, you might find that it's hard to find the right place to talk in depth about your struggles. I found that, which is why I'm so committed to creating a space where we can go there.

— Duff Stoneson, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Austin, TX
 

So much of what men are taught about being men hurts us, but does it from within the trappings of power. And yes, there are absolutely unfair benefits to being a man in our society, but sometimes they overshadow the drawbacks so much that we can get left out of the conversation. If you're committed to gender equality, you might find that it's hard to find the right place to talk in depth about your struggles. I found that, which is why I'm so committed to creating a space where we can go there.

— Duff Stoneson, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Austin, TX

As a gay Latino man, I have come to be passionate about this subject. Masculinity, and machismo, have too many rigid rules. There is too much to expect from men, too much "shoulding." As a consequence, many men learn to become emotionally blunt. Suppressing emotions can be disastrous which can only make matters worse when a man suddenly explodes after holding them in too long. This could lead to shame, relational issues, rage, and violence.

— Martin Miranda, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Orange, CA