Boys don’t cry

This is my favorite quote from the piece:

“I am very aware that I’m another woman writing about ‘the crisis of masculinity’, not that I’d like to call it that. The Guardian recently published an article about the prevailing absence of men from debates about their own gender; public females, often figureheads for feminism, are speaking out about masculinity more and more, but their rallying cries are often met with stoic male silence.  As the article says, this doesn’t have to be the case, and hopefully won’t continue to be.”


At MasculinityU, we certainly believe in ending that silence and will continue to work to do so. Please check out Sophie Hemery’s blog post and continue to follow her writing. She has a powerful perspective and will undoubtedly emerge as a prominent voice in this space.

Throwing like a woman

ImageMan up and grow a pair; woman up and grow a vagina?

Both are daunting psychological demands, let alone biologically challenging feats. The first tautological taunt reflects an empty, ridiculing reaction to (usually) male emotional vulnerability. The second I’ve rarely heard. Since when is acting ‘like a woman’ and having a vagina aspirational, particularly for men? Of course neither unsympathetic suggestion is in any way useful in engaging with another person’s problems.

I am very aware that I’m another woman writing about ‘the crisis of masculinity’, not that I’d like to call it that. The Guardian recently published an article about the prevailing absence of men from debates about their own gender; public females, often figureheads for feminism, are speaking out about masculinity more and more, but their rallying cries are often met with stoic male silence. As the article says, this doesn’t have to be the case, and hopefully…

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