“Most boys continue to resist norms of masculinity throughout their lives,” says Way, who studies adolescent boys and what she calls the “crisis of connection” in male friendship.
Interesting article. I remember, when I was much younger, the only ones I would hug were my sisters and nieces. I joined the Navy, after High…
I have a couple of male friends who began hugging me decades ago. At first I thought it was strange, but then I embraced it (pun intented) and now quite enjoy it. There is nothing “un-manly” about hugging. If you don’t hug, you’re missing out.
Love seeing this and your name here today Thomas Page McBee — here in Spain especially in southern Spain men often greet each other with a hug and a double kiss. Having kids of my own really opened my eyes to the power of human contact and I’ve grown to really love the embrace men give each other here.