Watch These Men Tell You the Hurtful Things They've Heard About "Being a Real Man"

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If 2015 taught us anything, it's that masculinity is very, very fragile. As 2016 approaches, the Huffington Post released a video in which several men — from younger-than-tweens to seniors opened up about the kind of pressures they face to be "man enough" for their peers. Here are a few that they opened up about: 

Younger boys talked about the pressures they face from a very young age. 

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And those pressures follow these men into their teens too. 

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The pressure to "be a man" doesn't stop once you are a man, either, these men said. 

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And, no, it doesn't end as you get much older, either. These men of a certain age shared the pressures to stay masculine, as well. 

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You can watch the rest of their confessions below.

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