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Raising sons in an age of toxic masculinity

"Be a man! Do the right thing!" - some may recognise this line from an early stand-up routine by Canadian comedian Russell Peters, about a shopkeeper who was trying to get him to buy a bag.

It's a good joke, one that makes me laugh even now, more than a decade after I first heard it.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 03, 2019, with the headline 'Raising sons in an age of toxic masculinity'. Subscribe