The boy child is caught in a privilege trap. He is told he should do better because he is a man. Yet the only brand of manliness he is exposed to is associated with oppression.
Tag: boy child
A Man Is A Man
This pressure about being a man is all about context and of course socialization. Masculinity is a public performance and man-xeity is the performance pressure.
A March For The Boy Child
I was never a fan of charity walks. There was something very bourgeois-dressed-in-safari boots about them. The Freedom From Hunger walk used to be the flagship event long before charity walk-a-thons masquerading as marathons and 10K runs became the norm. But to be fair, not all walks are created equal. Walking for a good cause…