In the weeks since a young woman was brutally gang-raped and left for dead in streets of New Delhi, India, a global conversation has emerged over gender roles in India, the United States and many other countries.
Much of this conversation has focused on what we teach girls about their own worth; and about the messages that society sends them about their supposed culpability when they are victimized.
But today, we want to explore what we teach our boys, both in India, and here at home.
Akhil Sharma was born in Delhi, India and immigrated to the United States when he was eight years old. Sharma is also a professor of creative writing at Rutgers University and author of "An Obedient Father."