When we teach young boys how to “act like a man,” what are we really teaching them?
Poet Joseph Capehart argues that our socially constructed view of masculinity is wolf-like: violent, aggressive, and emotionless. And our boys – and later, our men – struggle with and suffer from that.
So watch this performance and rethink what masculinity means to you and yours.
The Editors at Everyday Feminism
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To learn more about this topic, check out:
- Men Shatter the Lies We Tell About What It Means to Be a “Man”
- A New Masculinity: Why I Need Feminism as a Man
- 3 Ways to Rethink Masculinity as a Newly Masculine-Presenting Person
- #BeThatGuy: 7+ Everyday Ways Men Can Transform Masculinity
Joseph Capehart is a self-proclaimed poet from Minneapolis. He is a student at North Central University.