Performance of ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ by Pitchface choir
Tune in to Maribyrnong City Council's Facebook page on Sunday 29 November to view a powerful performance by west-side women’s choir Pitchface of ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ by The Cure.
Written in 1979 by Robert Smith, ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ highlights the way that men and boys in society have traditionally been bought up to hide their emotions. There is now strong evidence from organisations including OurWatch and VicHealth that these stereotyped constructions of masculinity do great harm to men and boys, and are drivers of violence against women.
The song is a call to action to free men and boys from outdated stereotypes around what it means to be a man, and to build a safer and more equal society.