This Is Us

What Does It Mean to Be a Man?

Why redefining masculinity has become an urgent necessity

Y.L. Wolfe
Human Parts
Published in
7 min readAug 15, 2020

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I am often shocked by how often I hear people — woke, feminist women, in fact — use the language of toxic masculinity. We say we want to topple the patriarchy, and yet we are sometimes quick to weaponize it against men.

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Y.L. Wolfe
Human Parts

Gender-curious, solosexual, perimenopausal, childless crone-in-training. | Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/gleDcD | Email: welcome@yaelwolfe.com