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The reinvention of a 'real man'

24 mins | Jun 3, 2022

One man in cowboy country is trying to change the culture, one conversation at a time. A man in rural Wyoming knows that ‘real men’ are supposed to be tough and stoic, but often what he sees in modern times are men in despair. In this fascinating insight into the changing expectations of American masculinity, Jose A. Del Real explores the story of Bill Hawley. Here, he explores how the cowboy, once troubled by suicide, now spends his days trying to get cowboys and veterans to talk about their feelings before they hurt themselves or their loved ones.

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From The Washington Post

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