Today’s Masculinity Is Stifling

As boys grow up, the process of becoming men encourages them to shed the sort of intimate connections and emotional intelligence that add meaning to life.

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3 responses to “Today’s Masculinity Is Stifling

  1. While I take the author’s point that boys should feel as free to join the Girl Scouts as girls are to join the Boy Scouts, I feel like that’s only important in an intermediate-equality kind of way. Ideally, both the Boy and Girl Scouts should welcome members who are gender-nonconforming, expanding the possible models for what both femininity and masculinity look like. In my experience, the Boy Scouts actually does a pretty good job of accommodating gender non-conforming boys – there is a pretty big variety of types of things a kid can do in that organization, whereas the Girl Scouts in my region were much more limited in what kind of activities their members could do. I understand that varies by region, but that’s my experience.

  2. I call bull shit. Who is going to fight our next wars? Men are men and not a bunch of fucked up pussies trying to find out if they are faggots or not.

  3. Technology is going to fight our next wars, for one thing. For another, tough doesn’t really have all that much to do with gender. Men who don’t want to fight have always stayed behind, and women who do want to fight have always stepped up. We’re not in a total war situation like WWII anymore, and we are unlikely to be again in the future. Let people fight if they feel like it and who cares if they wear skirts at home?

    Besides, some of the toughest, badass Marines I know are gay, and you’d never know if you weren’t told. So who cares if they ARE “faggots”? Seems to me something like sexuality is irrelevant on the battlefield anyway.

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