The term toxic masculinity is often so jarring for both men and women that any discussions around such behavior are often dismissed as man-hating. But the truth is toxic masculinity shows up in many ways, from small microaggresions like men excusing other men’s bad behavior toward women to rape, physical abuse, and other forms of violence. To help people better recognize what we mean when we say certain behaviors are evidence of toxic masculinity, Listen to Black Women co-host Africa Miranda is breaking down everything we learned about toxic masculinity on season 1 of the webseries.

Check out the video above and weigh in in the comments section below.

About Listen To Black Women

Listen To Black Women is a new show from HelloBeautiful and MadameNoire that discusses the issues that affect us most while incorporating the voices of our audience and experts.

Each week, the show will gather insights from of our readers by asking them a series of questions related to the show topic. We’ll also be sharing thoughts from social media and the Internet at large as hosts Shamika Sanders, Africa Miranda, Keyaira Kelly weigh in with their opinions.

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