“The Demands of Masculinity Nearly Broke My Family” by Dan Hon
Wow. In “The Demands of Masculinity Nearly Broke My Family” Dan Hon shares an incredibly honest portrait of the impact toxic masculinity has on men and their families. It’s really great from start to finish.
A lot of men, and some women, see feminism as a threat. They don’t realise the devastating impact that the patriarchal system has on men as well as women. Dan sums it up exploring the emotions we have
We are always angry, because that’s the only feeling men are allowed to express.
as well as the communication options that many men think they have
There had been so many arguments that week, it was just easier to hide in the spare room and close the door behind me. That way there’d be nothing to get angry or shout about, nothing to make me storm out of the house to get away from it all.
It’s a really great read covering one person’s struggle. Sharing this article is an easy way to start a conversation with someone that might be struggling to see how much damage has come from older stereotypes of being a man.