Ive been reading a book called Overcoming Masculine Depression. Anyway there is a chapter about how the process of a boy becoming a man is so rigid an narrow, it makes a men less than human, thus leasing to depression I would imagine.
Here is a part that was interesting: The strong social disapproval of feminine behaviors in males leads people to define masculinity as anti-feminity, and so boys tend to learn what feminine behaviors are and then actively avoid them. This process leads to two profoundly negative outcomes. First, it prohibits males from engaging in a wide variety of behaviors that are satisfying, adaptive, and self-protective- for example, emotion self-disclosure, taking care of one’s body, introspection, and finding pleasure in human relationships. Second, since males are socially viewed as more important and powerful than females, antifeminity encourages people, especially males, to devalue all that is feminine, including girls and women. Perhaps the most destructive component of hypermaculine socialization is that it strongly encourages men to view women with disrespect and even contempt.
There was also a part about how baby boys are held and hugged less often than girls and when they are held they are handled roughly. I thought that was sad:( Thoughts anyone. Im really trying to get into your heads. Im tired of reading about everyone favorite movie and what they think about anal sex.