Paper: An Analysis of the Article "How Boys Become Men"

Instead of fighting, girl will find someone else to play with. Adults are giving boys the messages that they need to be strong and tough even though they are just babies! As a girl, | receive encouraged and taught to be nurturing and sensitive to the needs of others, while boys are discouraged from expressing tender emotions and be tough. Then they become subjects to and participants in what they heard. Boys in their early childhood are trained not to cry, be tough, fearless and strong. | still remember when my younger brother felt down on the ground while he was learning how to ride a bicycle. My mom and | were expected and told him to pull himself back up and try again instead of sitting on the ground and asking for help. Another example, my friends and | went for a scary roller coaster ride last summer, then | asked one of the boys "was that scary?" he lied and said that's is nothing to be scare of. The reason | knew he was scared because | was his leg shaking after the ride. Many boys feel out of touch with emotions that they do not understand and do not know how to handle. Even if they understand this disconnection, most of them would not have the tools to talk about it or the people with whom to discuss it. According to my experiences, we girls are falling for the "| don't know" and "I don't care" excuses. It is not that we really do not know the answers, but we are just trying to pretend that we do not know so that we can ask for helps. This way we can always get the answers correctly. Therefore, girls always ask for helps, but boys never do. That is why boys need to handle things by themselves and not asking for any help at all. Therefore, boys just make decision, which they think is the best. | remember asking a male's friend few years ago if he thinks boys are dominant or not. His answer was that boys did not intend to be dominant or control somebody; they just want to give what they think is the best for others....