Watch: This 16 year old's poem on 'How to be a Man' has taken the Internet by storm

This 16 year old's poem has taken the internet by storm with its strong take on the pressure put on men to conform to certain ideologies and its mental health impact.

FP Staff August 04, 2017 20:04:25 IST

What does it mean to be a man in India? To hide the tears, to don the hyper masculine role, and to 'man up'?

Listen to Simar Singh's strong take on the pressure put on men to conform to certain ideologies and its mental health impact.

"When can we talk about mental violence, so that I can finally end the silence?" asks Singh, while highlighting parts of his own life where he was asked to 'man up'.

Singh repeatedly asks the men in the country to not be afraid to show their true emotions and embrace their identity rather that succumb to patriarchal norms.

The 16-year-old's poem 'Legal Rapist', which was released earlier this year, also won a lot of accolades for its blunt and honest stance on marital rape. Singh is the co-founder of UnErase Poetry, a community to promote poetry and young poets.

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