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Pull The Trigger on Masculinity

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When writing "Balloon" we were asking ourselves the same questions Michael Ian Black poses in his op-ed for the New York Times, called "The Boys Are Not All Right."

“There has to be a way to expand what it means to be a man without losing our masculinity. I don’t know how we open ourselves to the rich complexity of our manhood. I think we would benefit from the same conversations girls and women have been having for these past 50 years. I would like men to use feminism as an inspiration, in the same way that feminists used the civil rights movement as theirs. I’m not advocating a quick fix. There isn’t one. But we have to start the conversation. Boys are broken, and I want to help.”

Well said Michael Ian Black. Read more.


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