The Authors Of ‘All American Boys’ Think ‘Esquire’ Failed To Address Toxic Masculinity In A Meaningful Way

Stephanie Nilva, the executive director of Day One, a nonprofit organization that focuses on reducing domestic abuse by working with youth, believes it is critical to help teenagers build an understanding of systemic oppression by introducing teenagers to discussions about male and white privilege.

“Media can undo the damage that their action or inaction has caused by lifting up the marginalized voices that were silenced or have not yet been heard,” she tells Bustle in an email. “They can identify toxic masculinity and male privilege for what they are — systems of oppression and precursors to control and violence (which are exacerbated by white supremacy) — instead of presenting them without comment.”

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