Betty Friedan

Men weren’t really the enemy; they were fellow victims of an outmoded masculine mystique that made them feel unnecessarily inadequate when there were no more bears to kill.
— Betty Friedan

Some words are still relevant today. This quote was taken from The Christian Science Monitor (1 April 1974). Masculinity has been something I have been contemplating for awhile now. I would like to explore what it means to be a man in the 21st century. Is masculinity inherently bad? As masculine energy continues to be suppressed by ourselves, our peers, societal norms, and the women we love. How does a man express who he is? How does he weave through the fabric of patriarchal norms and gender stereotypes? What does the future of masculinity look like?