There’s an entire industry that caters to men’s interests. Well, they try to cater to men’s interests. And in doing so, they tend to paint a picture of an ideal men that frankly many of us have never had any interest in becoming.
The assumption that our appetites are so easily satiated by the one-size-fits-all menu of beer, ball, and boobs is insulting not only to women, but to men too. Women have made great strides in challenging the cookie-cutter mold of traditions shaped by crusty old white dudes. Now it’s time for us to give ourselves the same liberty.
In that spirit, we offer you a look into the messages that traditional men’s publications have been giving us.