Toxic Masculinity


by : 
Dean H.


The term toxic masculinity has been seeping in and out of the minds of boys ever since they were first told to “be a man" thus perpetuating the cultural norm that boys need to act and grow into a “manly man.” This project will hopefully spread awareness about toxic masculinity, and solutions to address this social norm based on the results of an experiment. The experiment is comprised of three male high school students that will track their reaction to daily confidence boasting exercises and positive affirmations for two weeks. At the summation, a rating scale will be used to determine if the daily tasks improved their self-worth or continued to reinforce the "manly man" expectation imposed by society's structure of toxic masculinity.