Men forced to be something they're not?
by EightLions on October 23, 2014 - 11:31pm
Are men forced to be something they're not ? From the start they've been told to man up, ignore pain and be a "man". They're told that Men don't show emotions, that men are violent, that men are sexual. To be a man, you have to fit everything in the man box. In our Western Civilization culture, if you don't follow the manbox, you're told that you're weak, sensitive and you risk of being disrespected by others just because you don't fit the criteria of a "man". The man box has hurt more people than it helped. People are pressured to be this "man" just to be socially accepted by others. If anything the man box is giving more negative effects than positive ones. Males have a much higher suicide rate than women, and not by a little, but by quite a lot. Men's suicide rate is THREE times bigger than females, highest that it has been since in the past 30 years. Men are being abused for not fitting this "man box" and being in incredible amount of pressure just because they're slightly different, and it's not normal and it shoudn't be a thing. It's damaging our culture and it's just getting worst at this point.
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