How do you deal with toxic masculinity as a parent?
Aaron Gouveia posted a thread about his 5-year-old son, Sam, who was bullied by classmates for wearing red nail polish to school.
In the thread, Gouveia addresses issues toxic masculinity and gender norms.
Gouveia makes an everyday effort to challenge traditional ideas of masculinity through his parenting style.
This is my son, Sam. He’s 5. And today he learned how shitty and harmful #ToxicMasculinity is. My rage meter is spiking right now so excuse me if this is a little raw but there are some things I want to say about BS #gender norms (a thread) pic.twitter.com/NtoE2VHKsU— Daddy Files (@DaddyFiles) October 23, 2018
Sam has a collection of purses because he likes to carry things around. And he also loves to have his nails painted bright colors because he thinks they “look beautiful.” And he’s right – they are beautiful… pic.twitter.com/tdMdpJZH5w— Daddy Files (@DaddyFiles) October 23, 2018
So he proudly wore his red nail polish to kindergarten this morning because Sam has absolutely no concept of nail polish only being for girls or reason to think anyone would possibly have a problem with beautiful nails. pic.twitter.com/WsHHupgw9H— Daddy Files (@DaddyFiles) October 23, 2018
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