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Buzzfeed Asks, ‘What Makes You A Man?’

By / 07.29.14

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This is one of those well-meaning videos from Buzzfeed that I feel like is made to spark heated discussion in a freshman Gender Studies 101 course. I think most emotionally stable human beings believe that manliness and masculinity are social constructs built on a series of character traits like courage, confidence, dignity, passion, kindness, honesty, etc. It’s not as simple as driving a lifted truck or able to bench XYZ or punch someone in the face.

Since the video exists to encourage discussion, let’s do some motherfucking discussion: What makes someone a man? Is it just as simple as “having a dick” (…in the words of the YouTube commenters) or is it something more esoteric?


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Brandon Wenerd
About Brandon Wenerd... Brandon Wenerd is BroBible's senior editor, guru of @brotips, and director of strategic partnerships. He joined BroBible in the fall of 2009 after graduating from Penn State. When he’s not writing, Brandon enjoys fishing, Phish, Philly sports, Dewey Beach, supporting live music, hot sauce, and beer. E-mail him with post ideas and news tips: brandon@brobible.com.

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