Toxic Masculinity

9.16.19

'Joker' Is a Terrifyingly Realistic Window Into White Terrorism

We need to reckon with how closely Todd Phillips's villain mirrors real-life mass shooters, and the poisonous ideologies they subscribe to.

4.26.19

'Dark Side of the Ring' Shows the Human Side of Pro Wrestling's Most Dangerous Era

The new VICELAND series investigates the time when what happened in the ring bled into real life drama.

3.18.19

Kingdom Hearts' True Magic Isn't Disney, It's Men Showing Vulnerability

The Square Enix mashup franchise hasn't lasted more than 15 years because you can visit the world of 'Frozen,' it's the surprising meditation on toxic masculinity.

2.11.19

Former Bro Film King Jonah Hill Wants to Fight Toxic Masculinity

He hopes the fans that loved him in 'Superbad' will watch him shed light on the ugly side of what binds bros together.

1.17.19

Che Lingo’s Upcoming Rap EP Confronts Dry Relics of Masculinity

The Londoner spoke to us about his new 'Sensitive' project, which we're premiering, and how falling in love changed his outlook on relationships.

1.8.19

'Space Jam 2' Is Going to 'Disrupt Everything'

Director Terence Nance told us about his plans for the upcoming sequel starring LeBron James.

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12.17.18

Last Weekend Toxic Men, Once Again, Coerced Women

Rapper Offset and Meghan Markle's father Thomas Markle displayed a harmful impulse to use gendered expectations for their own vindication.

11.27.18

Is It Safe Yet to Admit I Liked the Twilight Movies?

Ten years later, as a straight dude, I’m making a confession I should have made way earlier.

11.20.18

These Sweet Photos Prove Masculinity Doesn't Have to Be Toxic

'Boys Will Be Boys' rejects gender norms in favor of a more inclusive approach to manhood.

11.15.18

Inside the Movement to Reprogram Masculinity

Through classes and workshops, men across the United States are attempting to unlearn "toxic masculinity"—for society and for themselves.

8.31.18

Men Are Embarrassed to Order Vegetarian Food, British Study Finds

"Cultural expectations run deep, and we often view men as the butchers and the barbecuers."

8.14.18

Two New Skate Films Are Subverting Gender Norms

The girls of 'Skate Kitchen' and boys of 'Minding the Gap' both get to be brave and vulnerable, cocky and complex.

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