The three-minute video looks back at some of the most notable moments of 2016, and illustrates how toxic masculinity unchecked can have truly dire consequences.
From the Pulse nightclub massacre to the police killings of unarmed black men to Brock Turner receiving three months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman, the past year was riddled with examples of the negative impact rigid gender roles have on the culture.
As The Representation Project points out, toxic masculinity was particularly potent throughout the presidential campaign. President-elect Donald Trump’s self-described “locker room talk” and terrifying use of gaslighting, are just two examples of the misogyny that was on full display over the past year.
“Toxic masculinity starts with words,” the video notes at the end. “And when unchecked, emboldens hate.”
Let this be our reminder: