I know that the term ‘toxic masculinity’ is misleading and controversial. I want to make it clear that the way I define it has nothing to do with gender, more to do with a particular, unhealthy approach to leading and addressing situations, which can be practiced by any gender, race, political stance, etc.
I think it should be re-dubbed. “Toxic insecurity and denial,” maybe?
I am broaching the topic again after 3 different events this past week all had a similar theme and got me starting to think.