Dipo Adebayo
1 min readJun 21, 2020

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BOYS TO VILLAINS

As a boy I was intrigued by superhero movies.

A common plot in such movies was the hero saving a damsel from trouble. Boys pictured one day they will be the Superman that saved some Lois Lane from danger; it was our noble desire to defend girls.

Fast forward to adulthood, and life is much different than we pictured. The defender has become the oppressor; boys bully girls, men molest women, husbands harrass wives, Superman has become Doomsday— the hero turned villain

Somewhere along the line, we lost our way.

But we need to find it again, and stop the hell we've created for women.

It’s time we ask the men we've become if they’re who we dreamed of as boys.

Happy Father's day.

Image credit- Funidelia

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Dipo Adebayo

I am a water engineer, softskills coach, writer & teen counselor. I write on hope and rising above shame, rejection, fear & failure. Follow on IG @dipoadebayo