Talking Point 2017

Talking Point 2017 - EP14

Thu 3 Aug 2017
23 Min

By Channel 5 Published: 03 Aug 2017 Audio: English

“Take it like a man; Stop being such a girl”. Common talk among boys or insidious gender policing ? A recent poll showed that 9 in 10 teenage boys were pressured to be “manly” through harassment, bullying, social exclusion & violence. How are boys affected by gender stereotype ? With stay-at-home dads and metrosexuals thrown into the mix, how has the traditional notion of what it means to be a man, evolved over the years ? Also this week, we explore what it takes to make a mid-career switch.

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