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:
Mentioned on the podcast:
Rachel’s book, Boys https://amzn.to/2Xx2VpQ
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