For us, men are not to be remade, just given a wider range of options for how to be true to themselves instead of conforming to narrow, culturally enforced views of masculinity.
In this work, women are crucial. While some women encourage men to broaden their roles in the world, others actively enforce the Man Box definitions of men as emotionally stoic, tough, always confident, providers. To be sure, we need these aspects of men, but not to the exclusion of crucial relationship capacities like empathy, holding uncertainty, caregiving, emotional expression and the ability to hold difference.
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