Shame is an equal opportunity emotion; however, the messages and expectations that fuel shame are still organized by gender. Critical awareness is a crucial first step. I’m so grateful for daring documentaries like these – watching them and leaning into difficult discussions about gender issues is how we change our lives, families, and communities. What we don’t know can absolutely hurt us and the people we love – especially our children.
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I’ll leave you with one of my favorite quotes about transformation:
“May we never break the strong spirits of our daughters. May we teach our sons to become loving and nurturing men. In doing so, we hold the key to universal peace.” ~ Jane Evershed