Of Hawkeye, Phil Dunphy, and 007

Stereotypes in popular culture usually place men into two categories: the “doofus dad” and the “toxic male.”

Alex Greenwood
5 min readJul 31, 2023

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In contemporary society, the rapidly evolving discourse on gender roles and equality paradoxically yields a misperception that risks marginalizing men. This damaging narrative, perpetuated by media and pop culture, often portrays men as “doofus dads” or perpetrators of “toxic masculinity”. As we strive for gender equality, it is crucial to challenge these harmful, extreme stereotypes that…

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Alex Greenwood

PR Consultant, Speaker, Podcast Producer/Host, Editor, and Award-Winning Writer of the John Pilate Mystery Series. Accomplished belly laugher.