Lately, we have seen and heard a lot of things in the media regarding 'locker talk' and how men behave. 


Some people are under the impression that it is OK for men to behave in a certain way, purely because they're men.


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Derek Steele, a father of two young boys, has taken a stand against this preconceived idea of masculinity. 


In a heartfelt Facebook post, Derek shared an open letter to his two boys, where he speaks to them about how to be men.



"Men do not, at times, talk like that. Sure some individuals with an X and Y chromosome like you may say something like that, but we do not call them Men. We call them perverts, abusers, or rapists - not Men. Real Men don't do that and wouldn't even think to say that."



He continues by telling the: 'You will hear a lot of people tell you what Men do or what it takes to 'be a Man'. The vast majority of it will be total garbage. If you want to be a Man, forget about machoism or sexual conquest."



He tells his sons what real men are expected to do, such as change nappies, clean and being vulnerable and accountable. 


Derek, who also has an infant daughter, sums up his honest letter by telling his sons to speak up when some tries to justify their abhorrent behaviour.



"Don't let them define you down by their conduct. In short - be a Man."


Thousands of people have like Derek's post, and it has been shared over 2400 times in just 10 days. 


We think Derek is setting a brilliant example for his young sons. 


SHARE if you admire this amazing father.




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