Boys Leaning In

Three stories from a boys program facilitator

Jonathon Reed
Jan 17, 2019 · 8 min read
Me and the nine-year-old who inspired me to pierce my ears • Photo by Jan Mangan

he latest question in our societal conversation about masculinity was posed this week in a viral marketing campaign for Gillette. “Is this the best a man can get?” the narrator asks in the ad, echoing Gillette’s former tagline. A boy runs from a group of older teenagers through the scene of another boy being held by his mother. Cyberbullying messages are…