Is sexism destroying men?
Sexism can limit both men and women from realising their dreams and potential, by expecting them to conform to gender expectations of how they are supposed to behave, what dreams are appropriate for their gender, what price they may pay for non-conformity.
Boys hear about what is and isn’t acceptable behaviour pretty much from childhood too. “Boys don’t cry”, “stop acting like a girl” (which wins the sexism double whammy award in dismissing both genders at once!) are common lines thrown at boys.
I have written earlier about how young men are deemed expendable with institutions and process design showing little regard for their care, safety and emotional needs.
In my doctoral research, I dug into body image issues that drive unhealthy behaviours. To my surprise, I learnt that the Adonis Complex, the term applied to body image issues and dysmorphia affecting men, didn't even begin to be studied properly until the 1990s.