Oh gosh, where to begin with this article. That quote popping up in the first couple paragraphs threw my mood with the whole article right away. How on Earth could someone think that in a MAN run society, one movement could make people forget about the boys?! HA! That makes me laugh out loud. Not at all do I agree with this statement. I also do not believe that feminism is why there is a "boy crisis". Of course the numbers are going to be higher for suicide in men.... there is a lot more pressure put on men to be at the top of the social class ladder and live up to the role everyone portrays them to live; Breadwinners, strong father figures, handyman, natural athlete, etc."Because of feminism, they say, America has been so focused on girls that we've forgotten about the boys."
On the contrary, when Kimmel shared this quote by Kindlon and Thompson, it brings me back to my childhood and memories of me holding a lot of emotions in because thats all I ever knew how to do. I totally believe that the majority of men hold things in and suppress their fears and emotions everyday. It's not considered "manly" to cry or talk about painful things happening or that have happened in their life. That's typically what girls do with other girls or even alone."Culture of cruelty imposes a code of silence on boys, requiring them to suffer without speaking of it and to be silent witnesses to acts of cruelty to others."
I relate this quote back to Pollack's "Boy Code". He says on page 158 that "boys find the inauthentic voice of bravado and gratuitous violence." I do believe that it has to do with the environment you were raised in the societies general rules of being a man but also that men choose to be aggressive and act out themselves at a certain point. There really is no need for physical violence and it shouldn't be admired the way that it is."We believe that masculine violence is intentional, deliberate, and purposeful. It comes from an attempt by men and boys to create and sustain a system of masculine power and control that benefits them every minute of the day."
I stumbled upon this article and thought it was a good on to relate to this topic