Are You A "Man"?
by Am_Kaur on October 18, 2014 - 11:41pm
Being human today in 2014,simply isn't enough both males and females live under extreme stress to live under the norms that we as a whole claim to be "normal" or "right.If you want to be a "man" you must act, dress and be a certain way. For example the concept of a "Man Box", is when males have to socially conform to being a certain way. In this so called Man Box, there's words to describe how a typical "man" should be such as strong, in control, powerful, rich and then on the outside of the box's it says queer, mama's boy, weak, fag etc. This Man Box, happens to effect many boys, they are afraid to be themselves, because they feel that they will get bullied. Society, has made a major impact on teenage boys and even grown men, with this kind of mentality not only is it emotionally draining it effects your physical health.
As a man, you must have a "perfect body" just like all the men, in the magazines or shown in the movies. The way the society wants men to be like has changed, for example Batman, the difference in the way Adam West looked compared to Ben Affleck. Another difference is James Bond, the way Sean Connery looked compare to Daniel Craig. These examples show that in this society men and women must look a certain way, for them to feel good about themselves or for others to like them.If they also have a bigger and stronger built, they can use it to protect themselves,meaning that having intelligence doesn't mean much to anyone as long as you have money, are tall,strong and handsome. Another massive part of being a man, is playing sports and being good it, it shows that you're dominant. As man you must never show your emotions or else you're not a man. For many men not being able to show their emotions will effect them and currently do,subconsciously these ideas and concepts of living have a strong impact on both genders. Believe it or not, many men feel that suicide is the only options because they don't want to tell anyone how they feel. 75% of the people who commit suicide in the world are men.
Here's some links to educate youself: