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Walk Like a Man

July 9, 2014 | 7:14

From youth producer/director, Khatiyah Lewis: "I wanted to create this documentary because as a young woman growing up, I noticed the differences between men and women and how they expressed emotion. Whenever boys cried or shied away, I would see adults tell them to toughen up and that they shouldn't be crying because they were boys. It never occurred to me that it was normal for boys to cry because they were always told not to do so. But as I got older, I realized that anyone should be able to cry."

"Within my documentary, I wanted to open up many eyes to what we are all so blind—the idea of men having emotions. My documentary discusses the lack of acceptance that the media has for emotional men and how society takes in these negative perceptions. What I want the audience to take away from my piece is that, just like women, men too have emotions that they should be able to express and that this expression is not solely 'feminine.'"

Categories: Featured, Documentaries

Topics: Gender Issues