Monday, April 21, 2014
Let's Talk About Men!
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Getting Back to What Makes Men Tick
"Masculinity is something that is never fully possessed but must be perpetually achieved, asserted and renegotiated."
And with that, silence fell over the discussion over why some men are the way they are and why some aren't. This article brings up the interesting fact that we tend not to try to discuss too much why a man acts a certain way. Often in the cases of violence and abuse there is either some victim blaming or demonizing without much curiosity on either side.
It's easy to show the dark, ugly side of the connection between masculinity and abuse of any kind, but it's a lot harder to peek behind the curtain and get to the root of the problem, which is what we should all be doing.