“This idea that society would be better if men were weaker is just not backed up by statistics. If you look at fatherlessness, for example, which is really the epitome of male passivity, kids who grow up without dads are far more likely to be incarcerated, depressed, suicidal, than kids who grow up with dads,” Stuckey said.
Pointing out the increase in accounts of sexual assault and sexual harassment, Stuckey said that making men less masculine is “part of the problem.”
“The solution isn’t less masculinity; it’s better masculinity … teaching our sons not to shirk responsibility, but to take responsibility, to serve and love those around them, to respect women in their lives,” she said.
“When good men step up and take responsibility, we are all safer and more successful.”