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How education can redefine what it means to be a man
The Good Men Project defines toxic masculinity as “the cultural ideal of manliness”; men are seen as strong, both physically and emotionally, while so-called feminine characteristics, such as emotional vulnerability, are seen as ‘weak’. But what if we looked at masculinity differently – and taught boys that it’s okay to be in touch with their...
Confident boys make better men
Many studies have linked violence in men to low self-esteem, and while self-esteem issues aren’t necessarily a predictor of violence, the roots of violent behaviour are often found in how men see themselves. According to a 2006 paper published in the South African Crime Quarterly, aggression in men is often linked to an insecure self-image,...


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