Updating the Man Box
by CrowMan514 on November 3, 2014 - 8:35pm
I think that the man box can be portrayed differently if there wasn’t the outs side of the box consequences. I don’t agree with all the different things that the inside of the man box contains but there are a few that should be taught to younger boys. In my opinion they should be courageous and should be able to be a leader, and in control. It’s just how we teach younger boys to become these male ideals. Violence is not a necessary way to show that one is strong or tough. Maybe if we showed that a tough man is not always physically fit, but should be taught that a real tough person is a person who is able to overcome his fears. I think that maybe some things should not be in the man box at all like intimidating, never shows weakness, macho, a player. These are all things that don’t belong in the man box but there are a few things that could help a younger boy to grow up with some character, how we teach him to be a man does include athletic, not because it's what the Adonis man should look like but because it’s a healthy life style. Or being respected is another that belongs in the box, a boy should grow up to be an man whom is respected by the people he knows and his colleagues, but that goes for both women and men, or rich, maybe rich is not the right word, maybe successful is the word that we should be using. I think the man box is not all bad, I think it’s the people who educate the boys that are not properly teaching them. Maybe we should update the man box to the way we think men should behave. Men should be respected but also have respect for others, and solving problems with your fists is not an ideal way to solve anything at all, if anything it causes more problems. Men should have a fit physical form but then again both genders should do the same, it’s healthy, you can live longer, not because you should be able to beat up the other dude for something he did. I don’t think the man box is all bad, I think it’s the way some people perceive it that makes it into something bad.