It's about society setting a stage where the PRECURSORS to violence and entitlement have societally acceptable niches
Not everyone who contracts a disease suffers it's worst effects.
Some are asymptomatic
Some are just carriers
Some only have mild symptoms
But left untreated, with proper factors... Deadly
It says "women are out to get you, right guys?"
It says "sometimes you gotta keep your woman in line"
It says "it's none of your business if your buddy gets drunk and smacks his wife a little. That's between them"
It says "You paid a lot for dinner, she owes you"
It says "You married her. You're entitled to sex on demand"
It says "Keep going further till she smacks you. If she doesn't, you're good"
It says "Men have to be aggressive"
It says "Real men don't let a woman disrespect them by exercising autonomy"
It says "Dead sluts are still a legit punchline"
But toxic masculinity clears that path, paves it and puts up signs announcing it.
It doubles down.
It rejects introspection.
Its environment can be rendered inhospitable.
It can be quarantined
It can be attenuated.
It can be isolated
Challenging it's false and misleading premises
Teaching consent and respect for bodily autonomy
Encouraging people to interact with others as people rather than potential acquisitions
We can keep it from respite and deny it sanctuary.
We can cut its supply lines and disrupt its activities.
We can undermine and subvert it daily
We can stop and listen to the cries of the people Toxic Masculinity has harmed
We can question the things we think we know about how gender roles are "supposed" to work
We can broaden our understanding of abuse
We can reject maladaptive patterns and forge new ones in our own relationships
We can support and educate rather than coerce.