“Boys Will Be Boys” Is Not A Feminist Argument

The myth that boys are born predators — and girls born victims —excuses adults for the violence they do.

A boy, maybe a toddler or a kindergartener, yells up at some unseen thing. Another, older boy in the background is — I don’t know, filling a swimming pool? Neither one is inherently evil.
They’re holding up a phone with a woman’s Twitter account on the screen and teaching him to yell at it. Photo by Ashton Bingham on Unsplash

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Jude Ellison S. Doyle

Jude Ellison S. Doyle

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Author of “Trainwreck” (Melville House, ‘16) and “Dead Blondes and Bad Mothers” (Melville House, ‘19). Columns published far and wide across the Internet.