(noun | masculine, adjective)

Masculinity is a concept about gender that varies widely by culture. What is considered masculine in some places may be seen as neutral or even feminine in others. It also varies within cultures– for example, cooking in the home is seen as feminine labor in many places, but most professional chefs are men who are seen as relatively masculine.

The questions of who is and is not masculine are often deeply embedded into all sorts of social and cultural activities, and many times, the ideas that our cultures have about masculinity are toxic and negative. Limiting masculinity to any one thing, or even several things would be problematic because not all ‘markers’ of masculinity are accessible to people at various intersections of oppression and what any two people consider masculine could (and often does) vary widely.

e.g. Mister Rogers from Mr. Rogers Neighborhood was an example of healthy masculinity.

Further reading to gain expanded context:

Healthy Manhood | A Call to Men

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