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Strong and silent.
Never showing our feelings. Leaving the toilet seat up. But things are slowly changing — look around and you can see that masculinity today can take on many shapes and sizes.
But the problem is that some of those old stereotypes refuse to shift. Why is this such a problem? That urgently needs to change. Together with our mates at UM, we spoke to thousands of men to get a better understanding. The help paint a picture of what it is to be a man in the UK today and show how toxic stereotyping in the media is taking an especially heavy toll on our collective mental health. And it shows us how important it is that we normalise talking about our struggles.
And lots of these lazy stereotypes play out like a bad 90s sitcom.
Your ethnicity and sexual orientation will also lead to you being lazily and offensively stereotyped. But there is hope — and things are slowly changing….
Our survey shows that men, especially those under 35, respond best to stuff that breaks through the stereotypes. We want — and we need to — see realistic depictions of men. Men who are good at what they do and good d and also open, vulnerable and emotional. Real men basically — not real men that we get from bad adverts. From the men we spoke to there was a definite generational divide on how they deal differently with their mental health — and highlighted a promising shift for younger men.
Normalising not feeling great. And normalising talking about all of this and getting help when you need it. Young men are open about opening up to each other, being there for each other. At CALM we know that this is so important. By simply allowing men to show vulnerability we will go a long way to improve the situation for so many. Disclaimer: The views expressed in this article or in the comments below, are not those held by CALM or its Trustees unless stated, and liability cannot be accepted for such comments. We encourage friendly and constructive debate, but please don't share personal contact details when commenting and exercise caution when considering any advice offered by others.
Call our helpline 5pm—midnight, days a year. What it means to be a man today 6th April We all know the traditional masculine stereotypes.
But there is hope — and things are slowly changing… Our survey shows that men, especially those under 35, respond best to stuff that breaks through the stereotypes. Share this Share this Related Articles.Do you need a man today
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