Trevor Noah has said that in order to challenge gender stereotypes, men need to learn to be more comfortable with their emotions and crying.
The South African comedian was a guest on the season finale of Meghan Markle’s podcast archetypes, in an episode titled “Manifesting A Cultural Shift”. He appeared alongside Judd Apatow and Andy Cohen.
During their conversation, the Duchess of Sussex asked Noah how men can change conversations about gender stereotypes for their own gender.
“I think first and foremost, as men, we need to be comfortable with our vulnerabilities,” Noah said.
“When we exist in a space where we’re constantly portraying the stoic idea of what a man is, I think it’s limited… and it means we’re just holding on to aggression and anger and strength and violence and.” forgetting the balance is required.”
He continued, “I think a lot of men need to be a little more comfortable and understand that they can be soft, they can be intimate, they can be kind, they can cry. You can be all of those things and still be a great man.
“If we think we’re only going to cry if our team loses the Super Bowl or the Champions League Finals, that’s not enough,” Noah said, laughing. “We just need to have these conversations among ourselves and have them a lot more.”
Elsewhere in the interview, Noah told Markle that he wants to be a father one day.
“I would hope to be the kind of father … where my child says, ‘That was a person who loved me and cared for me and helped prepare me for the world, but also valued me because she took me into the world have brought to the world.’ ” he said.
“I want to be the kind of parent who appreciates this human being that I created.”
archetypes is now on Spotify.
https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/trevor-noah-men-crying-meghan-markle-b2235223.html Trevor Noah says men should “feel a little more comfortable” crying on Meghan Markle’s podcast.