Toxic or Noxious masculinity is a term originating from college gender-study departments as a way for feminists to explain why men are dominant aggressive and emotionally distant. It has come to describe anything shitty men do that people don’t like. Most women have likely confronted the unworldly contempt of a male underdog. Assertive Bernie bros and Deloitte recruits will definitely do racist things like acquaint you to their moms only to ghost you and hit you up a month later for a 3 a.m. booty call. But underdogs are the men who have never felt suffice physically, sexually, socially or professionally—no offence. Dating an underdog is like he’ll joyously go down on you for hours and tell you that you’re the best sex he’s ever had—until you break up with him, after which he’ll call you a slut on Facebook. He’ll distort your words to prove that you’re devilish and will post images with other women on Instagram to attract your attention. In the case of Ed Sheeran’s , he will write much simplified revenge songs of crude problems that are intensively sexist while mumbling in interviews about all the women who’ve been kind enough to fuck him .
We have all come across an Ed Sheeran type of guy. He’s the kid in middle school who you knew would snap if the teacher rebuked him in class. He is the guy at the office who sends emails that start, “To clarify…” He’s the guy who sells you pot and then asks to smoke it with you. He’s this guy.
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Yes, Ed Sheeran is that kind of guy. This guy is all grown up and famous now, and is proving that success and wealth can’t fix a deeply broken ego. Sheeran’s present press tour for his latest album, with a much amusing title of Divide, released last week. The entire dog-and-pony show has been an enraged mess of toxic masculinity along with his hit songs.
The unbridled ingrained prejudice against women of “Don’t,” is obvious in the lyrics. In the first verse he calls the girl he has just met as “another mistake” and then goes into a long bluster about being bewildered about her intentions, cause he can’t figure out whether she wants to fuck him or just be friends. (Not to seek that perhaps she wants to do both or a woman’s desires can change over time).
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When “Don’t” was released, it was rumored the song was about Taylor Swift because of the line, “Me and her we make money the same way / four cities, two planes the same day.” The real question is why would he write a sexualized bang of a woman who took him on tour ,made his career, and who would later give him a standing ovation after he won a Grammy over her. If this wasn’t enough, the worse is that the last verse slut-shames his anonymous tour mate for eventually having sex with another guy while behaving in a misleading way the entire time that he doesn’t even care: “But you didn’t need to take him to bed that’s all / And I never saw him as a threat.” Thus, it is sufficient to say, “Don’t” is one hormonal teen of a pop song.
Remarkabe difference in handling the stardom of pop star between Sheeran and Bieber
Justin Bieber’s song titled “Love Yourself,” cowritten by Sheeran was originally titled “Fuck Yourself,” and Sheeran has admitted that it’s an angry letter to a girl who dumped him. In that song, Sheeran rips his ex for sleeping with him only for his money and fame, while again, quoting in verses he was unbothered by all of it: “You think you broke my heart, oh girl for goodness sake / You think I’m crying, on my own well I ain’t.”
“Love Yourself” then storms into criticizing women for feeling pleased with their sense of style, dressing or well being with the lyrics, “‘Cause if you like the way you look that much / Oh baby you can go and fuck yourself.” Well, if you talked to her like that, she is probably gonna love herself a lot. It’s quite enough that women have to fight unrealistic beauty standards that force us to spend prodigious amount of money on our appearances just to impress or please men and that too some of the Ed Sheeran type. Spending incredible amount on appearance and then dealing with a man like Sheeran who prefers if we’d play some shitty coquettish Betty Draper instead of feeling beautiful on our own? And only because we decided he wasn’t the One? Chuck it.
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Now, Sheeran is back with “Shape of You,” a song romanticizing women’s bodies from the male gaze (having unimaginative notes that are quite similar to Sia’s “Cheap Thrills”)—because for Sheeran, it seems to be either pussy or brains, never both. The singer got his first Billboard number one, the song is driving enthusiasm for the North American World Divide tour he’s now promoting. He has complained in a petulant way about Forbes featuring him in its 2015 list of wealthiest celebrities because as it has caused him to lose friends, saying, “I was getting texts from people with pictures of cars going, ‘I’d like this for my birthday, please. This one’s only .06 percent of your annual income’.”
He has also been turning a drinking story with Justin Bieber. He quoted,”We’d been out to a dive bar. He just drank water and I got hammered.Then we went to a golf course, and he lay on the floor and put a golf ball in his mouth and told me to hit it out of his mouth. I was like, ‘Fuck, I need to aim this properly,’ and I swung. And you know in films when someone gets punched, and you hear that fake sound, like a slap? But in real life when someone gets punched, you hear that dull thud, a bit sickening? I heard a sound like the last one, and saw his security guard looking at me like…”
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Sheeran further flaunting his masculine dominance, said, “I got drunk and cracked Justin Bieber in the face.”
Worst of all, Ed Sheeran is gracing the prestigious cover of Rolling Stone and flaunting his comical tattooed arms along with the headline “Boozy Nights and Mega Hits.”
In that cover story, journalist Patrick Doyle has been successfully able not to cover up the immaturity and aggressive masculine pride, he witnessed over a bender in London with the singer. “Sheeran has been going hard tonight: espresso martinis and rum-punch shots at dinner, gin and tonics at the bar. It’s my birthday, and at one point he grabs my phone, takes a selfie of us and posts to my Instagram, writing ‘It’s my birthday bitches #london #hashtag #believe #achieve #inspiration’,” Doyle writes.
Doyle further quotes, “Sheeran is the biggest male pop star alive. But there is something remarkably different about the way Sheeran handles being a pop star compared to Bieber and others like Adam Levine, Justin Timberlake and yes, even Drake. His character feels forced. While a big, sparkling magazine profile that records all-night parties at his manor and tales of Elton John coming over for dinner might make it seem like Ed Sheeran is a freaking big deal, but it never seems like the singer himself actually believes it. It’s because of the truth that Sheeran is just getting a number one hit of his own and only now headlining an American tour, which Bieber, Drake, Levine and Timberlake have done for years—and in the case of the latter two, for decades.”
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In 2013, when People labeled d him a Sexiest Man Alive, Sheeran felt it necessary to come out and say it was “ridiculous”. That’s not very Timberlake, or even very Joey Fatone. As a person who responds to criticism with, “I could give a fuck about what people think. Anytime anyone has a problem with me, I’m just like, My heroes like me. The people I started music for are fans of my music. So why the fuck would I care about what anyone else thinks”. Sheeran is aggressively battling something for sure.
Because of that, he sometimes behaves in a sad and out-of-control manner both evident in his music and his interviews—is what makes it feel like he’s dealing with a serious case of toxic masculinity, one that is constantly fueled by his consumption of an excessive amount of alcohol and sex. In his Rolling Stone interview, Sheeran speaks of how sexually available Taylor’s friends on tour seemed to be to him. “I was this 22-year-old awkward British kid going on tour with the biggest artist in America, who has all these famous mates. It was very easy.” He remarked about Swift , “We’ve gotten matching Scottish folds, made each other arts and crafts Christmas presents, vacationed with our families, and had each other’s backs,” as Swift’s approval would disallow his reality being questioned, proving both that he can use a woman for being trusted or believed in and that they’re both equally noxious.
Pitchfork gave Divide a 2.8 rating and severely critical review, so it doesn’t seem like the stadium will be full of soccer moms and 15-year-olds, to listen to this record and to boost Sheeran’s confidence. I have a piece of advice for Ed to quit trashing women. You may be a guy who likes to boost his quality of being powerfully and mysteriously attractive by rejecting women, but honestly, most of us just remember you as the guy who soiled himself on stage admitting that you misjudged a shart for fart (no offence ? ). The next time you feel like asserting yourself over a woman, here’s a word of advice for u : Don’t.