If it's unusual for men to think about their place in the world through the lens of gender politics -- and I think it's fair to say that it is -- then it's even rarer among young men who are still in their teens.
But YouTube vlogger and insideMAN contributor Josh O'Brien is one of them. So as part of our #100Voices4Men and boys series we asked him to make a video explaining, well, why he makes these videos.
Here it is. And as he explains, it's complicated.
Take a look at the video below, what do you think of Josh's journey? Does it resonate with your own experiences? Or do you disagree with his analysis and conclusions? Please let us know in a comment or a tweet.
-- This is article #27 of our series of #100Voices4Men and boys
Josh vlogs independently, writes for US-based men's rights' website A Voice For Men and contributes to insideMAN in the UK. The two sites are not affiliated.
To watch more of Josh’s videos, check out his YouTube channel here and on insideMAN below:
- ‘Do I look like I’m ready for war?’: 17-year-old boy on conscription and WW1
- Teenage boy tells Yvette Cooper why she has no right to re-educate young men as feminists
- Where are young men's voices in the gender debate?
You can find all of the #100Voices4Men articles that will be published in the run up to International Men’s Day 2014 by clicking on this link—#100Voices4Men—and follow the discussion on twitter by searching for #100Voices4Men.
The views expressed in these articles are not necessarily the views of the insideMAN editorial team. Whether you agree with the views expressed in this article or not we invite you to take take part in this important discussion, our only request is that you express yourself in a way that ensures everyone’s voice can be heard.
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