Larry Stansbury
2 min readMar 21, 2021
Photo by Joanna Nix-Walkup on Unsplash

We need to create a new masculinity revolution.

Writing new rules, forgetting everyone’s terms, and challenging the expectations and politics of masculinity.

Make people question the status quo. Be the frontiers to explore and conquer things to make people uncomfortable. Tap into different parts of happiness and experimentation.

We are all multifaceted creatures and our lives should not be determined by our gender.

The world is riddled with toxic masculinity. It’s a man’s world — a toxic one. Men should not be afraid to push the boundaries of what’s socially acceptable.

It’s a toxic culture surrounding what it means to be a man today. There are standards of patriarchy which haves a firm grip on boys from a young age. Boys play with action figures, girls play with dolls. Boys wear trousers and girls wear dresses.

It’s usually the opposite. Men explore feminine side at a young age by playing with dolls, hanging out with girls, and being vulnerable. Men like me have creativity and a carefree attitude. We are continuously breaking gender and societal norms.

It’s about exploration with style and finding different versions of yourself, creating a distance from heterosexuality.

It’s essential to stop and ask ourselves: What is our definition of manhood?

Blur the lines of society’s norms of masculinity because it’s a brave new world.

People think being vulnerable is a sign of weakness. It’s one of the strongest, bravest things a person can do and be.