The Mask You Live In
Please take a moment to check out this project. It’s a documentary about how our culture has created a toxic sense of masculinity for boys and men and what can be done about it.
Be a man. Stop being such a fag. Grow a pair. You’re such a girl. Man up.
Every single boy growing up in the United States has heard these phrases at least once over the course of his life. They are all too common. They are also all too damaging. Most think that “toughening” boys is just a rite of passage, but a growing body of research is showing just how harmful these messages can be.