Powerful Comic Shows How Patriarchal Standards And Toxic Masculinity Harm Lots Of Men Too

Powerful Comic Shows How Patriarchal Standards And Toxic Masculinity Harm Lots Of Men Too

Australian artist Luke Humphris has a deeply painful personal experience of the damage toxic masculinity can cause and has made a powerful and eye-opening comic about it. Australia has, especially in rural areas, a hyper-masculine culture which can discourage guys from opening up and speaking honestly with other each other about their issues and needs, even though organizations such as Men’s Shed are doing a great deal to change that. Luke now lives in Toronto, Canada, having selected to do what lots of young Aussies do and go out to explore the world.


Luke, through his comic, represents ‘toxic masculinity’ not as women trying to ‘feminize’ men out of existence nor as masculine traits being inherently harmful, as the extremes in the debate often portray it. He views it as the backward attitudes which limit the ways that so-called ‘real men’ can express themselves, stifling frank discussion about critical issues while promoting an outwards show of silent ‘strength.’


Scroll down to be reminded of the real, insidious nature of toxic masculinity, and share your thoughts in the comments.


Powerful Comic Shows How Patriarchal Standards And Toxic Masculinity Harm Lots Of Men Too

Powerful Comic Shows How Patriarchal Standards And Toxic Masculinity Harm Lots Of Men Too

Powerful Comic Shows How Patriarchal Standards And Toxic Masculinity Harm Lots Of Men Too

Powerful Comic Shows How Patriarchal Standards And Toxic Masculinity Harm Lots Of Men Too

Powerful Comic Shows How Patriarchal Standards And Toxic Masculinity Harm Lots Of Men Too

Powerful Comic Shows How Patriarchal Standards And Toxic Masculinity Harm Lots Of Men Too

Powerful Comic Shows How Patriarchal Standards And Toxic Masculinity Harm Lots Of Men Too

Powerful Comic Shows How Patriarchal Standards And Toxic Masculinity Harm Lots Of Men Too

Powerful Comic Shows How Patriarchal Standards And Toxic Masculinity Harm Lots Of Men Too

Powerful Comic Shows How Patriarchal Standards And Toxic Masculinity Harm Lots Of Men Too

Powerful Comic Shows How Patriarchal Standards And Toxic Masculinity Harm Lots Of Men Too

Powerful Comic Shows How Patriarchal Standards And Toxic Masculinity Harm Lots Of Men Too

Powerful Comic Shows How Patriarchal Standards And Toxic Masculinity Harm Lots Of Men Too

Powerful Comic Shows How Patriarchal Standards And Toxic Masculinity Harm Lots Of Men Too
Powerful Comic Shows How Patriarchal Standards And Toxic Masculinity Harm Lots Of Men Too Powerful Comic Shows How Patriarchal Standards And Toxic Masculinity Harm Lots Of Men Too Reviewed by Katerina Pap on 11:35 AM Rating: 5

2 comments

  1. The idea of the unemotional male is very recent. Its social engineering from the 50s via CIA commissioned teen magazines

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    Few months back he started being controlling and possessive:
    I told him that I don’t feel comfortable with his new behavior, he apologized and promised to work on himself. But he failed on his promises, this time it escalated to him being manipulative. He accuses me of cheating on him at work. Eventually, I’ll be the one apologizing for something I didn’t do. I broke up when I couldn’t take it any longer.

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