USpol, masculinity in the USA
Something about the current iteration of the #BlackLivesMatter movement that only just struck me? The number of men--young and old, of all races--who have told the press that the video of George Floyd's death made them cry. Now, AMAB folks who grow up in the USA are trained from birth that "men don't cry", and indeed, that most emotional expression is "unmanly". But seeing a real murder? That broke things open.
Normalize men expressing emotions in healthy ways.
masculinity in the USA
You might wonder why that's important, amid everything else going on right now. It's because suppressed emotions leak back out as *anger*. Generally, the kind of unfocused anger that's a thunderstorm looking to discharge lightning. Ending and preventing that state is a key part in dismantling our cultural narrative that men are intrinsically violent. Which matters because people mostly conform to their assigned roles, without even realizing that they're doing it.
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