Men are raised in this society to be tough and aggressive‚??‚??manly‚??. They are taunted and ridiculed for showing any form of emotion. The problem is human beings are supposed to show emotions (it‚??s a natural process). I was raised in a house full of women and when I look back I think that is what helped my father become the man he is today. My father has two older brothers and one younger sister and I am pretty sure as a child the boys were told to man up if any problems arose. So just like any other man, my father put on the tough guise ‚??mask‚?? and became held back his emotions. Things changed when my older brother died at the age of four. At this time of his life it was obviously okay for my father to cry (in fact it was expected of him to show his feelings). After that tragic event, my father had three more girls (including me) and his entire world changed.
Society still demanded my father to demonstrate his masculine side only, but like I said things changed once he had his three daughters. My father is a loving and caring husband as well as father. He is not like a lot of men (especially black men) who think that if they helped bring a child in this world that automatically makes them a father. My father is a feminist because he exhibits both masculine and feminine qualities. This man will do anything to protect his wife and children but will cry at his daughter‚??s graduations and not feel ashamed. My father has illustrated to me the type of man I should want to marry.