Male depression, so hidden while being at epidemic levels, points to the shame and neglect that boys and men still experience when it comes to their emotional lives.
As we watch women become more empowered to speak out about the struggles of being female, I think we need a corresponding conversation among men on what it's like growing up as a boy in a culture that still teaches so much shame and repression around male emotions.
We can't keep putting men in this double-bind, where society and their partners implore men to express their feelings more - but then actually leave them feeling unsupported or unsafe when they do try to express feelings - if we respond with fear, negativity, or judgment.
Or tell them those are the "wrong" feelings.
Or get surprised if men feel overwhelmed by unexpected emotions, or have difficulty with the skills of communicating them after having silenced feelings for so long.
Let's not wait another twenty years to start talking about it. The shame and silence is helping no one. Our world will be a better place when every one of us is able to connect to our inner worlds.