Masculinity That’s Not Toxic

This January post has resonated with readers throughout the year gathering enough hits to rank #5 in 2019. I appreciate the encouraging words on my blog site as well as facebook. Feel free to share. it.

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This week all the rage has been Gillette’s controversial ad. It opens with the narrator asking “Is this the best a man can get?”

The opening scenes show men and boys bullying, being obnoxious and harassing women. As men stand behind their barbecue grills and two little boys fight, the men are muttering “boys will be boys” implying that bad behavior is justified.

Interestingly the response has been mixed. First there was a backlash. Now there’s a backlash against the backlash. The YouTube video currently stands at 145,000 likes and 454,000 dislikes.

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