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S03, E12: Toxic Masculinity

We started this podcast to highlight the issues around the representation of women in genre fiction. But women aren’t the only ones who suffer at the hands of harmful tropes, poor characterisation, and limiting traditional gender roles.

In this episode, we discuss the men-folk. While they may tend to get the majority of ‘screen time’ across all genre fiction mediums, they don’t always have it easy. Predominantly, tropes around male characters promote ideas of masculinity that are impossible to live up to.

Full episode notes, including links to all texts mentioned in this episode, are available at www.breakingtheglassslipper.com

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