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Toxic Masculinity

18 December, 2019

Why do some men think of themselves as superior to women? Why do some men try to overpower women at times? Is it a cultural thing, or is it limited to some generations? Is it something hard-coded in our nature which we learn to fight back to fix ourselves? Or is it taught to us through various institutions?

I do not have answers to these questions, but I want to acknowledge that these kinds of problems do exist in the real world. It often shows up from time to time in news and media in some extreme form. However, very subtle elements are present everywhere.

When I see signs like “This Taxi Respects Women”, I get a feeling that we are still not trying to find the root cause of the problem and are instead trying to treat the symptoms. Yes, everyone should respect women but why are we not doing that in the first place?