The “Boys will be Boys” Mantra Is Obsolete

At the moment, masculinity is a work in progress.

Lau Ciocan
Change Becomes You

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Credit: Priscilla Du Preez

We’ve heard this and accepted that certain aspects of manhood are given. But I find the “boys will be boys” ethos problematic for several reasons.

The concept is stagnant and doesn’t introduce any growth. To me, the way one starts out (as a boy) will continue throughout life, with the…

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Lau Ciocan
Change Becomes You

Founder of MAN - a shortlisted platform for the 'Best Men's Health Initiative' promoting healthy masculinities & men's mental health. manmentoring.org.uk