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A Group Of 9-Year-Olds List The Things They Dislike Most About Being Boys

20/11/2014 09:34 GMT | Updated 20/11/2014 09:59 GMT
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Wednesday marked #InternationalMensDay, an annual event that hopes to address the issues surrounding what it means to be a man (and a boy) in 2014.

While the day was well received by many, others chose to poke fun and question whether there really was a need for such a day. And to the latter group, we 'd like to show you this...

A group of 9-year-old boys were asked to list the things they like least about being male.

Included is a list of things men are supposed to do (play football, like violence) and a hefty list of things they aren't able to do (cry, be a cheerleader).

In short, there are lots of issues facing the modern man today, from depression and anxiety to body image concerns and peer pressure.

And it's time we worked together to redefine what it means to be a modern man.

[H/T Buzzfeed]

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