Been really looking at toxic masculinity and its effects on boys and men a lot lately.
(If you are interested to check out a documentary called “The Mask We Live In” on Netflix)
Had a conversation with some 6-year-old boys today who told me they aren’t allowed to be sad, cry, or have hurt feelings. They are allowed to be mad though. One boy told me he has to be “hard” because that’s what boys do.
Many of them also believed that boys “are better” than girls.
I’ve been sad ever since.
We wonder where the monsters committing these horrendous crimes against humanity are coming from.
The answer is we are raising them in our homes.