Performing Masculinity

Masculinity has become excessive and performative. To be “masculine” is to be in drag, commanding attention through a ritualized, traditional set of affectations.

This only occurs when there is no place for actual masculinity: there is no longer anything for masculinity to do.


attention awareness behavior belief change choice contradiction control creativity death desire ego empathy fear forgiveness freedom goals growth happiness identity individuality insight knowledge language life love nature pain perspective politics power present psychology purpose rationality reality reason responsibility self society stress time truth value work