Toxic masculinity in boys is fueling an epidemic of loneliness

Sign up for the THINK newsletterYou have been successfully added to our newsletter.Get fresh opinions, sharp analyses and powerful essays delivered to your inbox.thinkEmotional isolation has calamitous health implications, and it’s becoming more prevalent in America. Why? One developmental psychologist says America’s toxic masculine culture kills young boys’ friendships right as boys are expected to “grow up” into men, and those loss of friendships may echo throughout men’s lives.ThinkToxic masculinity in boys is fueling an epidemic of lonelinessWhat would a radically democratic approach to YouTube moderation look like?Term limits: popular in theory, ineffective in practiceHow food companies are influencing the science of what we eat‘We need a country’: The fight for Kurdish independencePolice on trial: Why is it so hard to convict officers who use lethal force?Best of THINKPlay AllBest of THINKthinkthinkthinkthinkthinkthinkMORE FROM think