We must raise our daughters differently. We must also raise our sons differently. We do a great disservice to boys in how we raise them, we stifle the humanity of boys. We define masculinity in a very narrow way. Masculinity becomes this hard, small cage and we put boys inside the cage. We teach boys to be afraid of fear, we teach boys to be afraid of weakness, of vulnerability, we teach them to mask their true selves because they have to be-in Nigeria speak-“hard man”.
-Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie