Explain The Central Issues Facing Boys In Today's Society

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Today in society young men and boys feel the need to think and act a certain way to fit in with the other boys at school. They feel that if they are into more “manly” things then they with get more friends, and girls will start to notice them. This is why the central issue facing boys today is that society shapes the way they should act.
Some young men are told to, “take up a sport, get more fresh air, join the boy scouts, and are urged not to read so much” (Theroux, p.568) so that they seem more manly. When they are told to act like this they begin to believe that if they don’t they will seem weak and less manly.
Pre-adolescent boys are even more susceptible to this pressure to change how they act because they think that by doing so they will

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