The following is from Modern Primate, Slacktory’s new brother blog for men who don’t read men’s blogs.
There’s an entire industry that caters to men’s interests. Well, they try to cater to men’s interests. And in doing so, they tend to paint a picture of an ideal men that frankly many of us have never had any interest in becoming.
The assumption that our appetites are so easily satiated by the one-size-fits-all menu of beer, ball, and boobs is insulting not only to women, but to men too. Women have made great strides in challenging the cookie-cutter mold of traditions shaped by crusty old white dudes. Now it’s time for us to give ourselves the same liberty.
In that spirit, we offer you a look into the messages that traditional men’s publications have been giving us.