Big Boys Don't Cry
  • Edinburgh Fringe

Toxic masculinity is blamed for everything from the #MeToo movement to rates of male suicide. Dr Fiona McQueen (Edinburgh Napier University) wants to know whether men becoming more emotional can undo the nasty sides of manliness. Could being more open about their emotions free men from being stuck in the middle between 'boys dont cry' and 'its good to talk'? If so, will men take the risk of appearing vulnerable to escape this messy middle ground, or do they have too much to lose? And would mens emotional openness really eradicate toxic masculinity?