We can decide not to let our culture be defined by toxic masculinity.
EMILY WRIGHT-MAGOON | 3/1/2018
When I was in high school, I met with a college counselor who was a friend of my stepdad’s. We sat alone together in a living room, and he asked me to tell him what I thought my strengths were. I shyly responded that I worked hard in school and in sports. I was on varsity sports teams and made all As. I was able to be friends with all kinds of people. I was fluent in Spanish and loved languages.
But as I spoke, I became more nervous because he was smiling at me in a coy way, as if he had a secret. When I finished my answer he kept smiling, paused, and then said: “Well, Emily, you’ve forgotten something very important. You are also very beautiful.” This is my tamest story. READ MORE HERE.