Stifling definition of masculinity

I TOTALLY agree that no women should suffer harassment in the street, or anywhere else. While in no way condoning this behaviour, as man, it is surprising how much social pressure a male can come under from males and females to “behave” in a “masculine” way.

I was a male nurse for years, pretty much did the caring for my daughters and had on many occasions comments about my masculinity from males and females. Taking my daughters to play groups and I was pretty much ignored or “you’re” having the baby today! NO I was caring for the children equally.

I feel that education is the key to both sexes from an early age. AND action taken against predictors more vigorously.

– Anonymous

Location: Worcestershire, United Kingdom

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One Response to Stifling definition of masculinity

  1. Margaret says:

    This is a really good point, and a sad truth. I really hope to see the day soon where men and women can express the full range of their humanity without ridicule. Men should be able to be caring and nurturing without their masculinity being called into question. I, personally, find men who are in touch with their nurturing ‘sensitive’ side very attractive. I respect them more for that.

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