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Emancipate Your Mind: 091: Understanding Fragile Masculinity with Kevin Hales

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Patriarchal systems don’t just attempt to put women in their place, but also men. The system constructs a “box” that men must stay in to be considered “real men”.

In this episode, my husband and Licensed Professional Counselor, Kevin Hales and I explore how limiting our ability to express ourselves as humans into stereotypical boxes of what it means to be a man (or a woman) not only creates shame and anxiety inside of us, but extends outward to affect our relationships with the people closest to us and society in general.

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WANT TO TALK WITH KEVIN? Kevin is a licensed professional counselor at Colorado Counseling Center in Centennial and Castle Rock, Colorado. Licensed therapists in the United States can only practice in the state they are licensed in. If you’re anywhere in Colorado, Kevin would love to talk with you about religious trauma, marriage relationships, family relationships, parenting or addictions of any kind. Find him at his website here:

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