The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #14579   Message #126392
Posted By: WyoWoman
21-Oct-99 - 11:53 AM
Thread Name: I am humbled
Subject: RE: I am humbled
For some interesting perspective on this, read "Real Boys," that describes the ever-tightening "gender straight-jacket" American boys find themselves in. There's such pressure to conform to this ideal of the man as the sturdy oak, or one made of emotional granite, coupled with an equal and opposite demand from females that boys be sensitive and thoughtful, etc. It's pretty hard to be Claude van Damme and Winky Tinky all at the same time. We have a lot of trouble in this country with finding the Middle Path, don't we?