Is it ok tell boys to “be a man”?
AEI scholar Christina Hoff Sommers wrote a beautiful response to the (somewhat feminist) documentary trailer below. She claims the film ignores the real differences between the sexes.
The energy, competitiveness and corporal daring of normal males are responsible for much good in the world. No one denies that boys’ aggressive and risk-taking tendencies must be socialized and channeled toward constructive ends. But the de–Tom Sawyering of the American boy should not be anyone’s agenda.
Even though our culture may have abused the phrase “be a man”, isn’t it more damaging that we now tell boys to “be less of a man”?