An Argument For Gentleness in Men

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For a lot of men, gentleness is one of those words that makes them cringe.

It is often seen as unmanly. It can be interpreted as acting with a ‘woman’s demeanour’. There’s an encouragement, socially, towards aggressiveness in men, a conflation between anger and assertiveness. Gentleness is associated with meekness, womanhood, and a genuine lack of respectability: your voice won’t be heard if you don’t…