#MasculinitySoFragile Challenges Masculine Ideals and Gender Identity

Photo from https://twitter.com/THECAROLDANVERS

Twitter has exploded with images and sayings using the hastag #MasculinitySoFragile to disband ideals that Masculinity.

Each Tweet groups expands on the idea of men some how needing   ” tougher” products because they are stronger led to products and  challenges such as the one below.

Dr. Pepper’s 2011 Campaign to appeal to men. Photo from https://www.change.org/p/dr-pepper-stop-the-sexist-its-not-for-women-ad-campaign
Photo shared by https://twitter.com/PiaGlenn
Photo shared by https://twitter.com/PiaGlenn




Harassment of women based on if they turn down the advances of men and are insulted verbally and sometimes physically simply by turned down a man. There this hashtag there have been tweeters who say why can’t  girls and women let down men lightly but doesn’t take into consideration that young boys and men often go through life without being taught to accept rejection calmly. The responsibility is left on put on the girls and or women to “hold the peace.”

Chasing after the feelings of one gender but not caring about the feelings of the other gender is another reason why #MasculinitySoFragile was created. The backlash can be felt with every cyber attack made by men and women toward those that use the hastag.

Lulu Chang  wrote this on DigitalTrends:

This morning on Twitter, the hashtag #MasculinitySoFragile is trending, a jab at the idea that somehow, the rise of women should be equated with the trampling downfall of men. And ironically enough, some of the male responses to the hashtag are driving home the point best of all.

#MasculinitySoFragile is definitely approaching  ideals of masculinity and gender in gender in general in a direct fashion so that conversation and change can take place to change mindsets, unlearn traditions that are followed without thinking about what each tradition stands for and over all understand  that being strong is not gender specific and that gender itself goes far beyond a collection of words thrown into a hat and handed by and accepted by society.


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