Beautiful prose from Australian National Treasure, Tim Winton about a very important subject..

“But I want to focus on the boys for a moment. For what a mystery a boy is. Even to a grown man. Perhaps especially to a grown man. And how easy it is to forget what beautiful creatures they are. There’s so much about them and in them that’s lovely. Graceful. Dreamy. Vulnerable. Qualities we either don’t notice, or simply blind ourselves to. You see, there’s great native tenderness in children. In boys, as much as in girls. But so often I see boys having the tenderness shamed out of them.”

 

Source: About the boys: Tim Winton on how toxic masculinity is shackling men to misogyny | Books | The Guardian

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