It’s recently been brought to my attention that real men don’t have man buns. So let’s talk about what a real man looks like.
A real man:Wears his hair any way he wants
Cooks dinner for his family
Helps his daughters with homework
Cleans the house
Lets his daughters paint his toenails
Does pickup and drop off
Brushes his daughters’ hair
Is involved with his school’s PTSA
Talks about his emotions
Teaches his daughters to be open with their feelings
Nurtures instead of disciplines
Teaches his daughters to work on cars
Wears pink, purple, or any color he like
Knows how to sew
Plays Barbies with his daughters
Asks for directions when he needs them
Takes care of family members
Is not selfish
Is a source of emotional support
Reads and follows instructions
Admits when he’s wrong
Doesn’t tear others down
A real man stands up for his community. He recognizes bullying and speaks out against it. He doesn’t participate in a veiled attempt to make himself feel better about the outcomes of his poor decisions or personal failures. He sees past the rhetoric and does what is right for his family, friends, and community.
A real man supports the educators who invest their life into our children. He works with them to help raise the next generation to be positive contributors to society, not tear them down based on political, religious, and personal agendas. He understands the need to foster meaningful discussion, work together, and make decisions that benefit the entire community.
A real man also knows when to drop the mic and walk away because he’s done here.