Masculinity (also called manhood or manliness) is a set of attributes, behaviors, and roles associated with boys and men. As a social construct, it is distinct from the definition of the male biological sex. Standards of manliness or masculinity vary across different cultures and historical periods. Both males and females can exhibit masculine traits and behavior.
Billy Porter broke the internet by wearing a tuxedo gown to the 2019 Oscar Awards. The avänt'gärd look was hailed phenomenal by many but chastised by those who felt the ensemble further put black men in an emasculated light. Further, there were arguments claiming his appearance -and those who supported it- added to the reasons why the black community cannot move further ahead.
The argument about masculinity and what is accepted can last for days; but DNA the Voice and myself will try to tackle the subject in 90 minutes. Wish us luck.
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