Women did not create this system, men did or rather patriarchy did in an effort to control the lives of women they pushed the agenda that men have to be strong and powerful in all circumstances and situations and yes while some women bought into this, due to internalized misogyny (another effect of patriarchy) it’s not the way they see men, it’s the way men have presented themselves since time immemorial. So, yes patriarchy takes the blame for toxic masculinity.

Regardless, if we are going to move forward as humans we must all be ready to challenge our biases irrespective of gender and race.

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