Monthly Archives: October 2011

Men – between nature and prohibitions

[The original of this article was published in Delfi. It was translated for public procurement purposes. All rights belong to Delfi.]

Manliness is natural but so fragile that a little equality ideology or a babe in arms can disrupt it like a house of cards. Such conclusion can be made after listening to the defenders of normative manliness. On one hand, the strength drawn from the past should follow and lead men on a certain strictly defined path only because nature deems it should be this way. On the other hand, the features of a real man must be nurtured and by no means admitting that manliness and womanliness are socially created. Such a mess occurs in the discussions regarding genders. Continue reading