Agreed — so much so. Boys need to see that it’s ok to express emotions and be sensitive to others’ needs. When impressionable boys see heroic yet relatable men with genuine empathy, like Hiccup, it becomes much more likely that the next generation will reject toxic masculine attitudes.
I woke up after a good night’s sleep. Snow coming down in gentle big flakes. Salud was taking a shower, so I went downstairs to use the basement bathroom. Came back up and put my tights, shorts, long socks, tshirt and overshirt on. Hat and gloves, my running shoes and was outside by 7:45.
Wow. I want to BE that teacher. What an incredible assignment. What a brilliant way to subtly require everyone to see from someone else’s perspective. Can I ask where you went to school or who the teacher was if it’s not too personal?
Same here. I was very lucky to grow up in a household where non-canon writers were celebrated. My mom kept poetry books in the bathroom (I highly recommend this practice) and I ended up reading bell hooks and Anna Ahkmatova before I read Robert Frost. Attending Barnard was one of the best decisions I could have made and focusing my thesis work on…