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Raising Boys to be Better Men with Rachel Giese

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Whether we’re telling boys to “man up” or warned that “crying is for girls” young men are subjected to damaging messages about manliness: they must muzzle their emotions and never show weakness, dominate girls, and compete with one another. And yet we wonder why many men are emotionally unavailable.

Rachel Giese is a journalist and author of Boys: What It Means To Become A Man. Her new book examines the myths of masculinity and the challenges facing boys today and how we might consider doing it differently.

What you’ll learn (or why you should care):

• The effects of toxic masculinity on boyhood development

• The dangers of raising boys in the ‘man box’

• How we can expand our current definition of courage and strength to include vulnerability, authenticity, and transparency when it comes to emotions.

Where to find Rachel Giese:

Website http://www.rachel-giese.com/

Twitter https://twitter.com/rachelagiese

Mentioned on the podcast:

Rachel’s book, Boys https://amzn.to/2Xx2VpQ

WizeGuys https://www.centreforsexuality.ca/programs-workshops/wiseguyz/

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Shaun Galanos

Shaun Galanos is a love coach and course creator. He teaches communication and intimacy tools for better relationships and more love.

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