Wow. Trust me, I don’t say “wow” a lot. Usually it comes out on the rare occasions something has left me overwhelmed, in a good way, and still gathering my thoughts.
What I will say is that this piece is truly the most airtight argument and distillation I have ever read of how toxic notions around traditional masculinity take hold when boys are raised with these values, sans any critical examination.
Charlotte Franklin, you are truly an amazing writer.