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Ben Lister's Headline: From Boys To Men

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Headline: From Boys to Men
Bi-line: Ben Lister explores a modern definition of masculinity.
Introduction: Is a real man a tough guy? One who doesn't show any emotion or weakness? One who is loud, boisterous and picks fights? One who talks highly about himself and puts others down? Or is he the strong, silent type who keeps to himself all the time? The traditional role of a man since men carried clubs and lived in caves has been the breadwinner, protector and defender. However, this traditional ideal of the male has eroded in the 21st century. A popular culture which contributed to the fixed idea about the macho man, particularly in the past century, is no longer as significant. Also, a prolonged global conflict which has cemented these stereotypes
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