“We’re in the Dark”: What UK Boys Think About Becoming Men

Joel is 16. I’ve asked him to define masculinity as he sees it, just as I’ve been asking a similar thing of 16- and 17-year-olds like him all over the United Kingdom. What is going on in their heads right now, these boys on the cusp? What do they believe, and what do they doubt, about the mantle of adulthood they’ll soon inherit? What do they think makes a man a man, at a time when there are big questions being asked about gender identity and gender privilege? Continue Reading “We’re in the Dark”: What UK Boys Think About Becoming Men

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