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Masculinity: The Roundup

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Check out all of the posts from our Masculinity Theme Week here.

The Courage to Cry: Men and Boys’ Emotions in ‘Naruto’

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However, when boys are told that “boys don’t cry” and that men should “man up,” their emotions are not respected, and they often internalize this stigma, sometimes with devastating consequences. Of course, simply crying won’t cure a condition as severe as PTSD, but men being shown that they are not “weak” for experiencing emotions and needing help will undoubtedly aid in the road to recovery.