Season 1, Episode 13

Episode 13 – Exploring Toxic Masculinity with Garth Sam

by | Dec 11, 2018 | PodCast | 1 comment


⧚ In this day and age, at this unique moment in history, there is an urgent call for men to begin to release the toxic patriarchal programs within themselves, that have been instilled in them since birth, if we are to reach a greater sense of unity and harmony on this planet. What do I mean by that?

Here is are examples of Toxic Masculinity

* The pervasive idea of male-female interactions as competition, not cooperation.
* The idea that all women are cheaters, hoes and bitches and cannot be trusted
* The pervasive idea that men cannot truly understand women, and vice versa–and following, that no true companionship can be had between different sexes.
* The expectation that Real Men are strong, and that showing emotion is incompatible with being strong. Anger is either framed as the exception to the rule or as not an emotion.
* Relatedly, the idea that a Real Man cannot be a victim of abuse, or that talking about it is shameful.
* Men are just like that: the expectation that Real Men are keenly interested in sex, want to have sex, and are ready to have sex most if not all times. The myth that men are not interested in parenting, and are inherently unsuited to be single parents.
* discourages men from becoming involved in the lives of their children.
* encourages household inequality, which hurts all involved.
* assumes that in case of divorce, children will go with their mothers, instead of examining each situation individually.


Not only does toxic masculinity shackle men to misogyny, but these socio-cultural programs also undermine the true essence of the Divine Masculine Archetypal Energy and in doing so, undermines a man’s spiritual progress and his ability to truly connect to other men and create healthy and fruitful relationships with women.

My guest Garth Sam is an accomplished leader here in the Toronto area who has shifted onto a profound journey to pioneer a way to support men on their journey to growing their self-awareness, healing these toxic programs and stepping more into their authenticity. On today’s show, we are going to dive deep into exploring what Toxic Masculinity is and how to begin the healing process. ⧚

What is toxic masculinity? What behavioral programs have been reinforced by our society that is unhealthy and damaging to relationships? 

Hosts & Guests

Kay LoveTruth

Garth Sam

Producer Jamaal Goree

Special Thanks

Big thank you to all of my supporters  for supporting this work, giving me encouragement and sending me love. I’m so grateful.

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    is loosely based on the 19 Vertigo series by Garth Ennis and Steven Dillon about a band of evil-battling heroes led by a former criminal turned small town minister (Dominic Cooper’s Jesse Custer). It’s not as great as you’ve heard, and sometimes, it’s not even good. At times this sun-baked Western-noir-science fiction-supernatural drama feels less like a coherent story or statement than a tenuously connected assortment of setpieces, a treasure trove of raw material for YouTube clips and gifs. (A Sam Raimi-inspired fight scene involving a chainsaw should spawn a dozen all by its lonesome.) It takes spirituality and redemption seriously, and seems truly interested in questioning the Western code of righteous violence and purging toxic masculinity from the bloodstreams of many popular genres at once, but it’s also infatuated with the cliches it scrutinizes. And it leans on gratuitous sadism and chop-chop-edited, TV-MA fights enough to give each episode regular adrenaline injections, on the off-chance you were tired of hearing characters work through their issues. (Clint Eastwood’s Westerns, another key inspirational text, are that way, too: the violence there is often tinged with regret and disgust, but Clint always looks scary-cool-awesome when he’s thrashing and shooting people, and no matter how bad his characters are, we always root for him to “win.”) The source material, which I’ve loved ever since my friend Alan Sepinwall gave me several issues as a birthday present in 1998, has many of the same hypocrisies and contradictions, but assimilates them with more grace, as comics tend to do on the page; I don’t mean that to imply that certain comics are fundamentally unadaptable, just that fixed drawings and words have an abstract quality that’s very forgiving, more so than images featuring actors moving and talking in real (or “real”) locations. And while the first four episodes of this series go a long way towards re-imagining its inspiration, I wish it had thought harder and found the courage to be even wilder and weirder.


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