"Strong" and "tough." Males across many cultures often identify these common traits to describe "real men."
In our North American retreats on healthy masculinity as we examine the so-called "man box" of dominate masculinity, "strong" and "tough" are heard repeatedly. These same words were used at recent men's retreats I led in South Africa and Tanzania.
How are we to understand that "strong" and "tough" are so frequently used to describe what "real men" are like?
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