The first step to making the world safer for Men and Boys starts with each of us searching our hearts and challenging what we believe or have been taught to believe about Men and Boys.
Do we believe that Men and Boys do not, should not, and cannot cry or express their physical and emotional hurt and pain?
Do we believe that if a Man cries, he is weak?
Do we believe that a strong Man is a Man who is aggressive and who suffers in silence when he is in deep physical or emotional pain?
Do we believe that a weak Man is a Man who is soft-spoken, peace-loving, and a Man who cries out for help when he is in deep physical or emotional pain?
Do we believe that a Man cannot nurture and love and therefore cannot raise children by himself?
What we believe about Men and Boys affects our perception of them and determines how we treat them. The myths that many of us were taught and believe is helping to create a world in which Men a…