‘Be a Man?’ Watch Boys and Men Ages 5-50 Respond to This Common Phrase

(Content Warnings: Mentions of intimate partner violence, use of “stupid” as an ableist slur)

What does it really mean to “be a man?”

People start saying this to boys at a young age – and the message has a huge impact throughout their childhoods and as they grow up to be men.

In this installment of their “One Word” series, Cut Video asked boys and men of various ages to respond to this phrase. Some have rejected it, some have embraced it, and some of these answers might surprise you.

Did they capture how you feel about this phrase?

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The Editors at Everyday Feminism

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