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  • Writer's pictureRyon McDermott

Wizdom Powell and Ron Levant discuss toxic masculinity on NPR

Segment 2, beginning at 25:13: Different social expectations for boys and men result in different definitions of masculinity

"Be a man" isn't a phrase of the past and can still imply the rigid traditional definition of aggression and emotional suppression. A psychiatrist and a psychologist discussed how masculinity isn't inherently toxic and how the social climate in which a boy is raised influences how he expresses himself in adulthood. 

Wizdom Powelldirector of the Health Disparities Institute, associate professor of psychiatry, University of Connecticut Health System

Ronald Levantclinical psychologist and professor emeritus of psychology, University of Akron

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