As much as we may wish to deny it, there are still far too many out-dated, clichéd expectations in our world when it comes to gender and gender roles. There are still people who believe that men and women should behave a certain way, and be skilled at specific things. Even if these things have […] More
Making a good impression on one’s future in-laws can be a very stressful endeavor. But for some parents, no one will ever be good enough for their son or daughter, no matter how hard they try. Such was sadly the case for Redditor, meatburgerler, who simply couldn’t make a good impression on his future father-in-law, […] More
People Share The Best Examples Of 'Positive Masculinity'
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We spend a lot of time talking about the toxic aspects of masculinity, but there's so much more to being "manly" than anger and weird smells.

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People Describe The Manliest Things They’ve Ever Done
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What does it mean to be manly? For many, that means being the provider for one's family.

It might mean being able to be strong in the face of adversity and not cracking under pressure. For others, it all comes down to actions they take in their daily lives.

"Manliness" might be an arbitrary term, come to think of it, but these stories certainly are not. Strength and courage–and simple acts of kindness–defy all gender boundaries.

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Men Break Down The Most Ridiculous Reason Someone's Questioned Their Masculinity
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Regardless of how anyone identifies themselves, people still seem to be in a position where they are asked to justify their gender identity.

A man who happens to like the color pink does not make them gay or any less of a cisgender heterosexual male.

But we still live in a socialized world where outdated norms dictate one's masculinity, which is a shame.

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