Toxic masculinity is often characterized by cultural ideals that expect men to act in a specific way. This idea suppresses emotions and as a result, can be damaging to mental health. Not only this, but it also leads to negative stereotypes about women. Furthermore, toxic masculinity creates many gender roles and double standards. In this article, we will explore some of the existing gender double standards in society today.
Ugly Male Character vs. Ugly Female Character
We’d want to say that we don’t think anyone is unattractive. However, certain characters are referred to as ugly or unappealing by society’s conventional beauty norms. It has been said that the casting methods for ugly male characters differ significantly from those for ugly female characters.
Directors cast beautiful actresses to play unattractive girls by simply giving them glasses. On the other hand, they have to go out of their way to find an ugly actor when a movie needs an unattractive guy. They might even have to hire someone who is large or has some sort of unconventional feature.