Toxic masculinity is a poison. It’s up to us, parents of boys, to do better by them – for society’s sake and for their own.
Since my diagnosis, I have met many people with the condition, including several friends. But when I first started exhibiting symptoms, I felt very alone and shameful.
If I don’t speak out, if I don’t counter the nonsense spewed by the never-changers, their voices will be the only ones heard by the silent observers.
Nasty notes and snide comments can ruin a person. Dramatic? No. You never know what someone is dealing with at any given moment.
Do you really enjoy yourself to the fullest at a wedding when you have your kids with you anyway?