RETHINKING MASCULINITY – REMOVING THE MYTHS

RETHINKING MASCULINITY – REMOVING THE MYTHS

“Stop crying, suck it up or big boys don’t cry” are some of the messages I and many other received as boys in what was sometimes very difficult moments – enduring real discipline, losing a toy, not getting what I wanted  when or how I wanted it. Those moments hushed my cries as a boy but buried my emotions as a young man.

It is interesting how things that we are told to help us as children can hurt us as adults if not unlearned or relearned (through appropriate teaching). Continue reading