We’re at a stage today where the American Psychological Association has decided that “toxic masculinity” can be diagnosed as a mental health disorder, and treated as such. This declaration has had a predictably nasty response from those who do indeed seem to suffer from this “disease”.
What does it mean for men to embrace feminism? What does it mean when we ask for a feminist masculinity?
As someone who has grown up reading and falling in love with the Harry Potter universe, re-looking at these books through a critical lens and examining carefully the gender and racial stereotypes they re-inscribe has been both, a fascinating and a personally trying exercise.