… the socialization of boys regarding masculinity is often at the expense of women. I came to realize that we don’t raise boys to be men, we raise them not to be women (or gay men). We teach boys that girls and women are “less than” and that leads to violence by some and silence by many. It’s important for men to stand up to not only stop men’s violence against women but, to teach young men a broader definition of masculinity that includes being empathetic, loving and non-violent.
Sometimes I like to pretend that I am incredibly famous and all of my fans follow my tumblr. And I like to think that each and every one of them are all sitting by their computers with baited breath waiting for my next post because they think I am hilarious/awesome and each post is a rare glimpse into my inner psyche.
In reality I have 27 followers. I know all of them personally.
- MOM: will you go out tonight and party with your friends or stay home and eat meatballs alone again?
- ME: meatballs
- MOM: please go out I want grandchildren