What Happens When You Realize You’re a Man Now

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“Toxic masculinity” is something I had unfortunately internalised prior to the term being thrown around in the last few years.

As a kid, I sat and listened to girl after girl repeat their episodes of sexual assault. I sat and listened to boy after boy share their stories of disappointment with their fathers. I realised that at some point I stopped looking at the positives of my male…