Encouraging Boys to Talk About Being Men

You don’t need to have children to understand that a world where we greet each other with kindness, as equals, regardless of how we look and sound or where we were born, is better than one where we use those traits as criteria for cruelty.

Volunteering for the Great Men Project was, in some small way, one thing I could do to try and help. Writer Sarah Perry and campaigner Genevieve Dawson started the Great Men Project in the UK in 2014, with the aim of creating a nonjudgmental environment where boys learn from one another through a series of activities in workshops run by men. Gender stereotypes affect everybody, and by asking boys to challenge the stereotypes of being a man, they can have a positive impact on themselves and on how gender issues affect women.

The Great Men Project has been running workshops with young men since 2013. Photo: Great Men Project
“Is it okay for a man to hit another man?” Photo: Alun Callender

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I’m an American disabled combat vet exiled in the UK & a free speech absolutist. I’m also a 3x top writer.