The effects of toxic masculinity in a high school environment

Individuals share experiences and perspectives on the popular phrase

Zara Iqbal, Sreya Kumar, and Jasmine Lee

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Don’t cry, don’t wear “feminine” clothes, don’t express your emotions — toxic masculinity has infiltrated the lives of boys as they grow into adults, harming how they present themselves and develop their identities. El Estoque asked seniors William Liou and Nathan Lee, as well as English teacher David Clarke about the effects of toxic masculinity.