Masculinity gets defined as ‘not women,’ and so any trait that women might possess, no matter how positive, gets rejected. Women display compassion, so compassion is emasculating. Women are willing to admit they have hurt feelings or moments of pain, so men can’t even have that. … In theory, the fact that women aren’t even allowed to play football should allow the men in the sport to relax and not feel constant pressure to prove they’re not-women. In practice, however, the all-male environments do the opposite, pushing men to be even more violent and immature to prove their masculinity. We’ll know the spell is broken when men learn to shrug it off when they’re accused of acting female-like, through nasty words like “pussy” or even just “little girl.” Until then, however, we can expect “manly” behavior like Incognito’s to continue.
The official car dealership of the Bills put up a billboard mocking Tom Brady and his “cute (Ugg) boots”
And as a Bills fan, it’s agitating that this was put up by Northtown, a car dealership in Western New York. Regardless of my personal football allegiances, this is unacceptable, and a poor attempt on behalf of Northtown to encourage Bills fans insult Brady by insinuating his clothing choices are emasculating.
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