“We must call out toxic masculinity by name when we see it and demand that those who allow this culture to spread unchecked, whether they are individuals, workplaces or social media platforms, are held accountable for their role. When it comes to violent or extremist behavior against women, crimes need to be addressed accordingly, and perpetrators must face consequences.”
March 8 is International Women’s Day, which celebrates “the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women” and encourages gender parity. This year’s theme is #ChooseToChallenge, which partly calls on people to stand up to gender bias and inequality. In recognition of the day and the negative environment women and people with other marginalized identities continue to experience online, Mashable spoke with gender equity experts to learn about ways you can challenge the internet’s status quo.
“We are neglecting the value of women… — the essential workers that are needed to keep our companies and our country sustaining and livable and thriving, but yet we are laying them off, we are underpaying them…”
Several women’s groups, too, weighed in with criticism. “This sort of aggressive behavior is a prime example of toxic masculinity, which has no place in any workplace, let alone the White House,” Christian F. Nunes, president of the National Organization for Women, said in a statement to The Post.
“The purpose of NOW is to take action and bring women into full participation in the mainstream of American society…”