There's not ONE template for us. Men carve wood sculptures and read Aristotle. Men weld and drive trucks and teach school and design circuits and fly commercial airliners and any number of jobs. Men like football and don't like it. Men drink Scotch and ale and coffee and tea and water.
Tara's eyes filled with tears. Baali I was the epitome of manhood. He towered above everyone, with broad shoulders, chiselled muscles, rippled stomach. With skin as black as ebony, he looked as if granite statue had come alive. pic.twitter.com/wN2c8g4bkY
— anand neelakantan ആനന്ദ് നീലകണ്ഠൻ (@itsanandneel) December 26, 2019
We need a show that doesn't put us in ONE box, but doesn't deny that there's something decent and right that makes us men. What that thing is, is a journey, not an absolute answer.
Men have a vital role to play, a necessary role, and if they act properly and honestly and forthrightly... they can put their lives together and they can help their families and they can make their communities better and that... that's the epitome of true masculinity. #Manhood ⚔ pic.twitter.com/B03OB2xe87
— ☪︎ 𝙋𝙨𝙮𝙘𝙝𝙤𝙡𝙤𝙜𝙞𝙨𝙩 ۩ (@PsychologyDoc) October 13, 2020
Nobody has all the answers. No one is the 'perfect' man or epitome' of "true" masculinity. So let's have a sense of humor about that, and call out things we KNOW are mucking up manhood and our full participation in the culture. The assholes are dominating the discussion. Let's call them out.
Ha — this is what happens when kids grow up thinking IG gym bros are the epitome of manhood.
Here are the original Peaky Blinders...none of them body builders.
All of them would stomp the living shit out of you and your gym bros today.
It’s called grit. pic.twitter.com/l5v8SLzqCP
— 🆉🅴🆁🅾 🆂🅾🆈 🅿🅸🅲🆂 (@zero_soy) January 2, 2020
Every time someone defends 'date rape' as "boys being boys" or jumps on their own personal Access Hollywood bus and claims real men grab women in their special places, we've got a responsibility to call those men wusses, hacks, fake-men, and assholes. That's not political content; it's just US being ACTUAL men and saying what isn't.