[Bobwhite Blather] A proving ground for manhood

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Mon Oct 5 05:01:02 PDT 2015

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A lot of pressure is put on boys in our society to develop and exhibit
characteristics and behavior that many view as typical masculine traits. Many
people would give as examples of such traits toughness, perseverance,
determination and confidence. Boys are told to "man up" or "be a man" when faced
with confrontation or just everyday situations.

Nowhere is this more evident than in the world of sports, where winning is the
goal and it takes a hundred and ten percent - or more - to realize it. And
football seems to rank above all other sports in the perceived toughness

Football in America is not just popular, it's practically a religion.

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