Consider these statistics and the impact they have on boys. Our boys grow up this way because they want to fit the stereotype of being a man. Men don’t cry or tell or ask for help.
Important Statistics about Boys:
1 in 4 are bullied but only 30 % report it
Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death. Boys are 5 times more likely to commit suicide.
Boys are more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD and are more likely to be expelled from school.
1 in 5 boys are sexually molested. This statistic may be low because most boys never report being molested fearing they will be called gay.
This is only part of what boys grow up experiencing. Is it a big surprise that we have men abusing drugs and alcohol, women, children and walking around angry and committing violent crimes.
When will we change the stereotype about what it takes to be a man?