so much is said regarding men , in a negative way. Shaving commercials are now lecturing us as to how bad we really are. Men should be less masculine.
I think it’s ridiculous!
I don't know. I'm a 38-year-old-man and I think the ad is amazing and I felt proud being a man, because of it. I have no idea why people think its anti-masculine. It says the image of men in the past wasn't as awesome as it could be, and yeah thats true. I never liked those gender stereotypes. I want male to be associated with strong, righteousness, worth, love, being content, self-esteem, defining his own way of life, respect; you know positive things. But I was brought up too learning that its mostly just homophobia, fear, violence, being better than women at all cost, being all-time horny and similar. A lot of depressing shit, which is supposed to be manly. It's not. It's us men downing themselves. I remember as a kid when I realized that I will be a man, I didnt like it. Why? All my supposed role models in media and society werent positive. Men seemed to push everyone down, securing their top spot in society, while doing not much to actually earn it, including my own dad. I realized this as a 9 year-old and it made me very sad. A million gender rules, when we just need to love ourselves and respect others. Women had their emancipation and we men still don't. Its time.
And yeah, I want that change. I don't want to associate "male" with crime, bullying, rape, war, disrespect in the future. Thats not strength, thats weakness.
"Toxic masculinity" does NOT mean that masculinity IS toxic. But we surely idolized a lot of awful behavior as being "male", when its just a**hole behaviour in the past.
I want us men be free from our own agenda. We're so much more. I want to be proud.