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True vs. Toxic Masculinity

In this episode, host Patrick Reidy responds to the Gillette Razor commercial and the mega-debate that has been ignited around it. What does it mean to be a man? Is masculinity "toxic?" Is aggression always bad? Do fundamental masculine tendencies exists and, if so, what are they for? What do science, philosophy, theology, and the natural law say it means to be a real man? How have the culture's messages about manhood over the last 60 years negatively affected boys and men? And how can we raise boys with an authentic understanding of genuine masculinity so they grow up to be real men?

You can listen below or download the podcast on iTunes.


Pat Reidy is the Vice President of Mission and Faith at JSerra Catholic High School, a founding member of the Tabor Life Institute for promoting St. John Paul II's Theology of the Body, and the host of Plugged In. As an adjunct professor at St. John Vianney Catholic Seminary in Denver and St. Patrick's Catholic Seminary in San Francisco, he has worked extensively in the formation of young men, and in the development of youth in masculine identity and authentic manhood.