Society creates images of what it means to be a man and some of these images – regarded as narrow descriptions of manhood- seemingly promote toxicity. Rigid societal norms created around masculinity and femininity are seen to enhance negative gender stereotypes and traits. The culture of toxic masculinity is one we seek to highlight with this episode of the A2D talk show. Join us as we examine gender expectations and realities, the possibility of being masculine without being toxic, implications and patterns of toxic masculinity, and top toxic traits as seen in men (competition, aggression, lack of emotional expression etc.).