Are You a Real Man?


How we talk about manhood and masculinity, its discursive formations, shapes how we think about ourselves as men and our relationships with those we love.

It’s time for real men to look beyond how masculinity is shaped.

Below is a video on 48 Things Men Hear in a Lifetime that are Bad for Everyone. It’s interesting how many of the paradigms used to shame men into masculine roles also serve to deprecate women.

I find the last statement especially poignant. Every older generation feels that the younger generation is lacking essential values necessary for living “the right way.” This critique is often laid on the backs of young men who lack the true “manly” qualities of the previous generation. As if the fate of humanity itself rests on you “growing a pair.”

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