The boyosphere, the boy cave and the boy box

Jerome Teelucksingh (
Jerome Teelucksingh is a Senior Lecturer in the History Department at the University of the West Indies.


Society often uses three terms, manosphere, man cave and man box, to explain the behaviour of men. Three hidden and smaller versions of these terms describe how boys connect with other boys, how boys are socialized, how boys learn to survive and eventually emerge into manhood: boyosphere, boy cave and boy box. Within the boy box, there is a war against boys, and unless there is more constructive intervention to save our boys, then the world will continue to blame boys for social problems.

Keywords: boy, boyosphere, manosphere, masculinity, men

Author Biography

Jerome Teelucksingh is an activist from Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean. He initiated the inaugural observances of International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Men and Boys (31 January) and World Day of the Boy Child (16 May). He has published and spoken on masculinity, the men’s movement and challenges facing boys.

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