'' Act Like a Man"
by 03102012 on October 23, 2014 - 11:40pm
"Act like a man"
You have to act like a man, man up, stop being such a pussy and be a man...What is a man? Apparently, being a man is being powerful, strong, tough, in control, heartless, a player, highly sexual and so on. We called this the "man box". The "man box" is a box with everything a man should be. We live in a generation where women have to be this and men have to be that, as if, as we grow up, we have a picture in our heads of what we should look like and should be. Society shouldn't tell us who we are, we're all different in our own way for a reason. If every man act like they're "supposed" to be, how can we be different and distinguish ourselves? We can't. Men should be sensible, sweet and caring and not the opposite, it shouldn't be anomalous to have feelings and be sad, we're humans. I saw a video on TED talking about the "man box" and the video truly affected me because men can't be the person they wish they could be and boys are expected to be a man at 10 years old. We should be who we want to be without worrying about what people say, we don't live for people's eyes. For me, a real man isn't the man who will beat people, be heartless and act tough but rather a man that will show feelings, be caring and won't mind of what people say. A real man, is a free man.