If you tell a pollster that you feel pushed around by the world, you’re probably not much of a man to start with:
Many men believe the world is now dominated by women and that they have lost their role in society, fuelling feelings of depression and being undervalued.
Research shows the extent to which men have had to change within one or two generations, adapting to new rules and different expectations.
Asked what it meant to be a man in the 21st century, more than half thought society was turning them into “waxed and coiffed metrosexuals”, and 52 per cent say they had to live according to women’s rules.
Read the whole thing, and weep.
Reminds me of a story when I was a sophomore in college. My grandmother was getting married, and as an usher, I was expected to fit in with the wedding dress standards. Somehow, the color pink was involved. Instead, I decided to wear a white shirt, as I owned white shirts and I don’t think pink is my color anyway. So my stepmother, wretched woman that she is, told me that real men weren’t afraid to wear pink.
I guess our understanding of masculinity differs; mine doesn’t involve bending to the whims of the polls or those who would use the polls to manipulate weak men.
That being said, Winston Churchill was a tough man, regardless of whether your woman allows you to think so.
(Link seen on Instapundit.)