Masculinity is something that comes naturally to men and it is not something that can be erased or suppressed by society.
However, the feminisation of men is a growing trend in the modern world, especially the West. Conventional ideas about gender roles are being challenged, mostly by the government and media, and redefined for all the wrong reasons.
Feminism has played an important role in, well, pretty much nothing other than perpetuating victimhood culture (ironically) and a questionable account of history.
Mainstream notions of masculinity have emphasised traits such as strength, toughness, independence, and assertiveness. These ideals are linked to traditional gender roles such as being the provider, protector, and leader in various aspects of life.
But it’s more than that.
What does it mean to be manly these days?
Is toxic masculinity a real thing?
Why do tribes matter?
Why are virtues like courage, honour, mastery and strength important?
And, most importantly, why was Wham! such a great 80s group?
These are some of the questions I asked Jack Donovan, author of a great book called The Way Of Men, on my radio show. (You’re welcome to listen to his podcast with me too.)
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