This week’s video is all about what it’s like to be a man in today’s world. While things aren’t as rigid as they used to be, there still exists this idea that in order to be “manly” you need to behave a certain way or avoid doing certain things.
I’m telling you…it’s all nonsense. A running theme with these DTV videos seems to be that society as a whole tends to view the world in black and white; you are either X or Y, and there’s nothing in between…and that’s bullcrap. Learning to tune out the white noise (aka society spewing stupidity at every turn because it can) is a key asset in growing as a person. It doesn’t matter what they’re saying, if you do it, and enjoy it (and it’s not hurting anyone), that’s all that matters. Naturally we’re looking for acceptance in this world, especially when we’re younger. But the older I get (I’m about to turn 32 in a few months), the less I care about what others think about my lifestyle in any regard. If I wanna blog about a teen soap opera primarily geared toward young girls, I’mma blog about it dammit!
I rarely think about my masculinity because I’ve never perceived myself as being a “manly” guy anyway. I grew up in a female-dominated household, so playing Barbie with my sisters and listening to boy bands as a kid has made totally comfortable with being a straight guy who does stuff that’s considered “girly.”
I don’t have much else to say, because I submitted a video for this episode and they used it. The key points I made can be watched below.