Meet Aaron Gouveia, the dad who defended son’s nail polish in viral Twitter thread

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Meet Aaron Gouveia, the dad who defended son’s nail polish in viral Twitter thread

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From the moment expectant parents learn a baby’s sex, they’ll hear messages about how that baby should look and act. Parents of boys are often told they should raise boys to be competitive, aggressive, and stoic. Aaron Gouveia, the founder of the blog Daddy Files and father of three boys, thinks that’s all B.S. 

On Oct. 22, Gouveia posted a Twitter thread about his 5-year-old son, Sam, who was bullied at school for wearing red nail polish to school. The thread’s first tweet, which has since received over 68,000 likes, touched on toxic masculinity and gender norms, two themes Gouveia has explored in his personal life and professional career. For Gouveia, conversations about those subjects couldn’t be more relevant today — and not just because he wrote a viral Twitter thread about them.  Read more…

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