It seems very fashionable to be negative about masculinity these days. The term “toxic masculinity”, whatever that is, gets thrown around a lot. We, as men, are constantly being told what to think and how to behave.
It has been said that the road to hell is paved with good intentions. And that is the only excuse I can think of for these people who are obsessed with dictating how men should live and think. They may have started out with an intention of changing the world for the better, but hatred and prejudice probably took over their brains quite early. Symptoms of this are everywhere. The #metoo movement quickly morped into a tool for attention seeking and hateful women. The recent and very sneaky Gillette Ad took a shot at manhood in the name of capitalism. At the same time, the mental health of men is a huge health problem, but appareantly not cool to talk about. And it isn’t like you’ve heard a million times, that men don’t want to talk about it. It is the people around them who won’t listen.
I really do feel that the women and men who feel they know best how a man should live, think and behave, should be ashamed of themselves. Listen, most men know very well how to be a man and they also have an idea of how to be the very best man they can be. After all, we are already men. And we would have a much better life if people stopped telling us that we must somehow be tamed and civilized to be happy. I think it is extremely arrogant when self proclaimed feminists, themselves being far from perfect, start mocking men, and in particular their hate object nr. 1, white, Western men. It must be sad to be that obsessed with race and gender and I really think those people should stop projecting their own life struggles onto us men and the women who don’t support them. Also, feminism used to be a good thing! It used to be about creating a society where men and women have the same opportunities. Now it seems like it’s been perverted into a constant man hating campaign. (No wonder only a small portion of the female population considers themselves to be feminists these days.)
Friends, we really need to get out of this mess. We need to be men on our own terms. On my Youtube channel, I have started the #growoutyourbeard challenge and I would like you to join me. Grow out your beard to celebrate your manhood. Be a force of masculine power and positivity and spread the word! #growoutyourbeard