Feelings About Masculinity

(Published at XYOnline on January 7, 2011.)

I was recently puzzling over why I was having such difficulty doing a particular piece of writing. Everything I tried felt a little off key, a little false, and I couldn’t understand it. It slowly dawned on me that the explanation was that I couldn’t write authentically about the topic at hand without setting it in a different and broader context — that is, without talking at least briefly about my feelings about masculinity. I’ve written about masculinity before, but I’ve never focused on my emotional relationship to it, so I set that post aside for the time being and started to work on this one.

A short answer to the question of my feelings about masculinity is that they are…

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