Friends Don’t Let Friends Be Bros

I can't confidently say that men who are part of an established group of friends have really figured themselves out yet. I've spoken before on the dynamics of friend groups, or tribes, and how they influence the propagation of toxic behavior, but my current thoughts extend that idea out even further. Even if it's not every guy and the friends they hang out with, the ones who are very clearly biased, homophobic, sexist, and those who harass others in the workplace and in public fall into this category very nearly 100% of the time.

Redefining Masculinity: Gillette Ad Controversy

This morning, I learned about the new ad campaign created by Gillette to raise awareness about toxic masculinity in our society. My initial reaction to the ad was a positive one. I was very happy to see that the issue of violence as a prevalent factor of masculinity was being brought to light, and it brought a smile to my face. However, when I looked at the replies to this ad on Twitter, then on Youtube, and began to cringe uncontrollably at vitriolic response Gillette was receiving. many of which varied from "You're saying all men are bad now?" to "Not buying Gillette ever again"

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