Andrew Tate: Why is toxic masculinity so bad for men’s mental health?


It has been a few weeks since Andrew Tate was banned from several major social media platforms. 

The backlash to the content that he was creating and the messages that he was delivering were loud. This forced many social media companies to take note and remove him from their platforms.

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Compensatory Masculinity: Is it Detrimental to Men’s Mental Health?


What is compensatory masculinity? In the past, the roles of men and women were clearly outlined. While women were in charge of childcare and homemaking, men’s lifestyle involved physical activity and seeking resources, which meant they had to constantly prove their status.

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Is a Moustache Enough? | Men’s Mental Health Month

Let’s talk about men’s mental health month. As this rolls by each year, I’m always pondering how I can highlight why it’s so important.

Then I thought about a little project I have been working on for the last couple of months. My beard.

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Movember is a fantastic way for men to raise money and also simply bring awareness to men’s mental health.

If one man growing his moustache is making another ask the question – why are you growing that thing? Then that starts one more conversation about it than yesterday.

But a moustache of all things. Why?

Have you heard the stereotype that men can’t find something unless it’s pointed out to them? Or if it’s right under their noses? It’s pretty profound when you really think about it. And I love this metaphor for it. Even if you do not agree with the stereotype, something on your face is a very effective way to bring awareness to others.

Have you heard that stereotype that many men can’t find something unless it is pointed out to them – or if it is right under their nose?

What’s this got to do with your beard though?

That’s a great question. As with many men getting comments on their moustaches, I have been getting constant comments on my beard for months.

My beard has unintentionally become a metaphor for what Movember is achieving and highlighting that it should be brought to our attention all year round.

Whilst we are discussing men’s mental health in November, we need to continue to talk about it. All the time. With anyone.

So many men I know had committed to their Movember sponsorship and then as December comes by, they say they ‘Might as well carry on growing it’.

Which is exactly the attitude we need. If you can do something to keep the conversation going, it’ll open up the conversation all year round.

So, what can I do about it?

There are small things that everyone can do. There are a surprising amount of men that I come across, from all walks of life, who make a passing comment that something is bothering them but they think they are the only ones with that issue.

Men are rife for having that urge to test the waters when talking about their feelings but don’t want to take the dive.

We can help by simply understanding that a lot of men are far more similar than they think and that would be common knowledge if we can all open up to each other. But I know it’s not that easy.

Even just relating a man’s issue with another you know of (with their permission) can open a whole new world for both of them where they think ‘maybe there are other men who will understand.’

Our feelings and emotions all come from a commonplace. Everyone’s life is unique, but everything can be rooted in a common issue that others have too.

This conversation is still rooted in a lot of fear, but a moustache can grow into a luscious beard, and so can the conversation if we let it happen.

Everything You Need To Know About Men’s Mental Health Awareness Month This November

Men’s Mental Health Awareness comes with a lot of stigma, but there are some small steps you can take to improve on this.

November is all about Men’s Health – and it’s the perfect time to get talking about difficult topics. That’s why in this article we’ll discuss men’s mental health Awareness & suicide prevention, alongside the benefits of taking part in Movember.

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Men’s Mental Health Month | Let’s All Open Up!

Why don’t men talk?

Men’s mental health is being brought to light, but it’s still a slow progression. As we constantly work to find real equality between genders and NB (and we still have a long way to go), what Men’s Mental Health Month can do is be a real driving force in this.

And this is how.

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Male mental health: My response to ‘Real Men Do Do Therapy’

The British ‘stiff upper lip’ has seen men choosing not to come to therapy. Many instead, feel obliged to deal with any issues themselves and keep it all in. For many, this can lead to addiction (legal and illegal drugs) to ease their emotional pain. For some, it can even lead to suicide. It was interesting to see GQ (Gentlemen’s Quarterly) leading with an article (Real Men Do Do Therapy) on male mental health, psychotherapy, therapy and counselling by Loise Chunn the founder of Welldoing.org.

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