The world is finally waking up to the realities of toxic masculinity — but there's a common misconception that this means men's behavior in general is bad.
But in reality, only certain forms of masculinity are toxic. (See our bullying commander in chief as an example.) There are many. many examples of "manly" behavior that's either neutral or positive.
A Reddit user asked for examples of "positive masculinity" in light of the recent spotlight on toxic male behavior. Here are the responses.
It looked like when I went to the gym after being sick all week. The most BUFFED superhuman I see there almost every time I go to work out, walks up to me and says: "Where were you bro, I hope you didn't decide to change gym?" - Ronnylicious
When i was in highschool i cut my finger and my english teacher only had princess band-aids (she said I had to use one) when I had Bio class right after the guy sitting next to me said my bandaid looked sick and he wanted one too. - WrathOfLore