Smart Sex, Smart Love – Episode 42 David Phillips on Toxic Masculinity

This week Joe’s guest is the founder of IT in the D & Podcast Detroit, David Phillips. Dave joins Joe to talk all things Toxic Masculinity. “Many, many guys are not cavemen!” says Dave. Toxic masculinity is a narrow and repressive description of manhood. It’s the cultural idea of manliness, where strength is everything, while emotions are a weakness. “As a guy, you’re seen as weak if you go see a therapist,” says Dave. “Men are told they shouldn’t express emotion or admit they feel vulnerable. That’s so wrong! You gotta be the guy friend who’s willing to speak up to kick toxic masculinity.”