Toxic Masculinity Is A Macro Social Work Issue

My piece on Toxic Masculinity as a Macro Social Work Issue has been published in The New Social Worker Magazine‘s Online publication.

It is adapted from a piece I wrote as a lead-in to a twitter chat I hosted on the topic in September of 2016, back when I was still an official #MacroSW partner. You can still visit the #MacroSW website to stay updated, and participate in engaging topics related to Macro Social Work Practice.

“No matter what your current area of focus is as a social worker, there is something you can do to challenge toxic masculinity.

Everyone has a role, but the impacts of toxic masculinity are not distributed equally, nor should the labor be to interrupt it.


It is imperative for cisgender, heterosexual men in the profession to make a serious commitment to do their own work to increase their awareness of how they contribute to reinforcing toxic masculinity and other forms of patriarchy, and then act to interrupt it in ways that don’t place undue burden on the hardest hit.”

The full post is available at The New Social Worker Magazine: “Toxic Masculinity is A Macro Social Work Issue


From Aspiring Humanitarian, Relando Thompkins-Jones, MSW, LLMSW

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Relando Thompkins-Jones

I'm a Social Justice Educator and Aspiring Humanitarian who is interested in conflict resolution, improving intergroup relations, and building more equitable and inclusive communities. "Notes from an Aspiring Humanitarian" is my blog, where I write about issues of diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice. By exploring social identities through written word, film & video, and other forms of media, I hope to continue to expand and enrich conversations about social issues that face our society, and to find ways to take social action while encouraging others to do so as well in their own ways.

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