[ tok-sik mas-kyuh-lin-i-tee ]
/ ˈtɒk sɪk ˌmæs kyəˈlɪn ɪ ti /
a cultural concept of manliness that glorifies stoicism, strength, virility, and dominance, and that is socially maladaptive or harmful to mental health: Men and women both suffer when toxic masculinity perpetuates expectations that are restrictive and traumatizing.
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Origin of toxic masculinity
First recorded in 1985–90
Words nearby toxic masculinity
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