Most women experience their closest friendships with those of the same sex. Men have suffered more of a stigma in terms of sharing deep bonds with other men. Open affection and connection is not actively encouraged among men. Recent changes in society might impact this especially with the advent of the heterosexual male. The heterosexual male is less interested in blood lines traditions family class gender than in choosing who they want to be and who they want to be with (Vernon 2010 p. 204).
In at least 250 words total please answer each of the following drawing upon your reading materials and your personal insight: