How does being brought up in the Man Box Culture affect us as grown men in relationship? There are a variety of possible implications based on the unspoken rules we learn as boys. Some of these rules include “men don’t feel”, “men are invulnerable”, “men […]
Men are described by middle school and high school males as aggressive, responsible, mean, tough, angry, successful, strong, in control, active, smart and dominant over women.
When men step out of the box, we get put back in the box (usually by other men) via physical intimidation or name-calling… sissy, gay, fag, wimp, pussy, bitch, baby, loser, nerd, girl, wuss, punk, mama’s boy, geek and so on.
The problem? The way we are socialized is cutting us off from the possibility of happiness and damaging our romantic relationships.