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This performance poem is the prefect response to the statement ‘man up’

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Dec 3, 2016, 8:05 pm IST
Updated Dec 3, 2016, 8:12 pm IST
Ever wondered why no one says 'woman up'?
It tears down stereotypical ideas about gender norms and puts a spotlight on the tormented emotional condition of young boys. (Credit: YouTube)
 It tears down stereotypical ideas about gender norms and puts a spotlight on the tormented emotional condition of young boys. (Credit: YouTube)

The phrase ‘man up’ is one of the many ways that toxic hyper masculinity gets enforced upon men. They are compelled to bury their feelings and put up a façade of aggressive bravado by the same patriarchy that stifles the independence of women.

This spoken word poem by Guante lists down ten brilliant responses when someone tells you to ‘man up’. It tears down stereotypical ideas about gender norms and puts a spotlight on the tormented but often hidden emotional condition of young boys.

 

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