The Toxic Masculinity of Andrew Tate


Julia Maina, Editor-in-Chief

The toxic misogynist, Emory Andrew Tate was recently arrested on December 29, 2022 in Bucharest, Romania for organized crime relating to human trafficking. Brother Tristan Tate and two other women were also arrested and all four will remain in detention at least till the end of January. 

Tate, having been widely known for his controversial views on women, gained a large male followership from his videos. While much of his content espouses fitness and financial well-being, the misogynist advocates for male supremacy and applauds violence against women. The former pro-boxer, though being banned from TikTok, Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram, maintains around four million followers on Twitter. Though this is  his  first detention, Tate was arrested in 2015 on suspicion of rape and assault. His luring tactics, using pretenses of love, left his victims coerced into pornographic acts. In recently released text messages between Tate and a women that accused him of rape Tate stated, “I love raping you” and “When ur under my control, I’d do whatever I please.” 

Many fans of Tate support his decisions, arguing that Tate is a positive force and is simply telling the truth. Much of what Tate advocates for depicts men as the patriarch. The image of masculinity he portrays gives off the idea of alpha-male. Yet when it comes to women, they are to attend the house, look after the kids, and be in service 24/7. Tate’s force of masculinity is to bring young white men from what he believes is the margins of society back to the center of society, where they once were. There’s a motive of ‘the world can only be fixed without emotionally and financially strong men’; bringing the story back all the way to the 1980s through the men’s movement. His toxic masculinity rips apart the idea that men have and are allowed to express their emotions. 

For many young women, they can confidently say that Andrew Tate is a man that needs no power in the world. He is a man who tries to make violence against women and misogyny acceptable. The sexist narratives Tate uses for fame are absolutely horrifying and the large male population he has gives insight to the future. This creates and instills more fear in young women, feeling no place can truly be safe. The world needs more young men, who accept vulnerability, understand their emotional health and treat women with respect. 

If you or anyone you know is dealing with or has dealt with sexual assault or human trafficking, it’s okay to seek help. The Human Trafficking hotline is available twenty-four hours a day for any and all that need help. Call 1 (888) 373-7888 or visit their website. The Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN) hotline is also available twenty-four hours a day for anyone who wants to speak to a confidential resource. Call 1 (800) 656-4673 or visit their website.