‘I finally felt like one of the guys’: How toxic masculinity breeds sexual abusers

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“I’m a guy. I’m supposed to have sex. I’m supposed to be like every other guy. And so I’m like them, but [when I did this to the girls, I thought] I’m even better than them [dominant popular boys], because I can manipulate. They don’t get the power and the excitement. They have a sexual relationship with a girl. She can say what she wants and she has the choice. But the girls I babysat didn’t have the choice.”: http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/news-and-views/opinion/i-finally-felt-like-one-of-the-guys-how-toxic-masculinity-breeds-sexual-abusers-20170712-gx9lok.html