What Does It Mean To Be A Man?

What Does It Mean To Be A Man?

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By Tavon Harris (Blog #7: Lifestyle)

Alpha Phi Alpha® Fraternity, Inc., Clark Atlanta University

What does it mean to be a man?

Does it mean to think concretely into the ideas of what it means to be a man?  Is it about who inspired the role you take as a man and who assisted in that development?  What being a man means to me, no matter color or ethnicity, is that you are of the male sex and you also carry yourself as you were taught when you were raised.

The male role is so strong in today’s society that we are often looked at to lead.  Whether it’s within the household or with parenting a child, the male, at least in my family, has played the role of disciplinary just as much as a mother.

Sadly, many of the men have no examples within their own home to show them, so their idea of being a MAN in today’s society is guided by a television and advertising markets or some other model that could care less about the development of a man while watching their show or buying their clothes.

Its tricky how societal beliefs can change how being a man is defined or standardized in a way so bad that we can’t be unique men without being looked as “less than a man.”

When I was growing up, I…(CLICK HERE to Read More…)


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