The Precious Self-Esteem Our Boys Need to Survive

Article here. What a great piece of writing addressing a very ordinary phenomenon in an extraordinary way. Any POV that allows men a more expansive view of themselves or of masculinity is a good one. Excerpt:

'To all the boys who may or may not be queer. The boys picked last in sports but first for the latest in fashion, entertaining, and tasteful decorating. The boys who couldn’t catch a football but instead could clean a bathroom until it sparkles and offer serious, heartfelt care to a sick sibling.

I salute you.

I salute us. In this culture, our gifts go unrecognized or at worse, get criticized and mocked. I salute all the boys like me who were different. Yes, we are here to stay and more importantly will be leading the revolution when the time comes.

Did I mention the time is now?'

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Good for him to go his own way

It's about time more men just said "I don't buy it," to whatever the culture says we should be, do or have. Good for this guy for going his own way. Although I'm not gay, like this author, I do believe this author is on the mark about our culture being all about domination and control. If you're a man, and you don't get with the program (become an alpha) then you are nobody, or so they say. Go your own way, and do your own thing. And don't feel bad if you don't live up to their crazy ideas of what a man should be, do, and have.