Girls are expected to participate in sports at a young age, and boys are encouraged to embrace their sensitivity.
Because these ideas are fostered during childhood, they characterize the way men and women interact throughout their entire lives.
In Denmark, men are free to express themselves without sacrificing their masculinity.
They are expected to be sensitive, tender, and caring—especially toward their girlfriends—and have no reason to worry about what society will think of their open displays of affection.
During my first week in Denmark, I was extremely surprised at how many couples I saw engaging in public displays of affection.
They were holding hands, kissing, and hugging on nearly every street corner.
Unlike in the United States, there is no taboo associated with having children out of wedlock.