This comment was by someguyfromcanada on the post It is Happening: The Changing Faces of Masculinity by Doug Wagner.
Expecting young boys to conform to an unrealistic feminine or androgynous asexual standard can be just as toxic. I think it is wrong to teach boys to hate their masculine or even their aggressive nature. There is a lot of strength in our inherent masculinity that we should be prided on not ashamed of. There is something to be said for learning to harness your anger and focus it towards overcoming obstacles and adversity. It is good to allow boys a path to manhood. We don’t all need to cry to be valuable. And we don’t need to be feminine to be empathetic.
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