Age of Awareness
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Age of Awareness

A Fear of Male Violence: Part 1

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How many times, have you witnessed little boys fall, and hurt themselves, only to be rebuked with “stop acting like a girl” or to “man-up” when they begin crying? It starts very early and almost never lets up.

Male Violence and Toxic Masculinity exist in tight orbit of one another. The latter feels like it has been a pervasive shadow over my life. It is something I have lived in dread of for nearly as long…

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