Our society has allowed, even enabled boys as young as 10 or 12 years old, to access explicit porn on their (not smart) dumb-down phones.
I coined the phrase because if the phones were indeed smart, they would not allow denigrating porn to be viewed by children.
The young men acting out sexist and misogynist behaviours at Parliament house have no doubt have been influenced by such trash porn.
It takes a whole village to raise a young man as a misogynist. This is a learned behaviour and can therefore be changed.
We were all carried inside a woman’s body, so it takes some concerted effort to convince young boys to despise women.
It’s time to change the ways society enables unhealthy masculinities.