Twitter Wars Strike Again! This time it is #MasculinitySoFragile
- IWB Post
- September 25, 2015
So there’s been a new war on Twitter. Did you know? Well, it is one of the most frequently discussed topics: gender bias… but this time it’s masculinity that is considered to be at “stake”! And this time it comes with a “hashtag”.
Yessir, it’s that serious. “MasculinitySoFragile” is trending on Twitter where users from around the world have been carrying forward a debate on the definition of masculinity. So really, what is the definition of masculinity? He man? Superman? Or Spiderman? Is that the perfect image of men? Well that’s what the battle is all about!
#MasculinitySoFragile we need a “male version” of things that do the same job as the “female version” like razorblades, lip balm, stationery
— Kak Norris (@ThatCjGeorge) September 23, 2015
There are certain expectations that all men have to live up to, in order to be “real men”. Well, we all know those stereotypes, don’t we? From pink not being a masculine colour, to friendly affection between two men being “gay”, it must tire men to live by the societal norms!
Poor men! Having to prove their masculinity with labels must be a stressful task.
#MasculinitySoFragile ppl who order at sonic tell me to make sure their male child gets a boys toy in their kids meal bc it matters
— wifi lorde (@yungxsinger) September 23, 2015
While some people felt the hashtag to be demeaning towards men, they used hashtags like #FeminitySoFragile to create a stir. Sadly, the campaign barely had any strength. Some even claimed that it was a feminist “move” to humiliate men.
A guy landed a rocket on a comet. A bunch of girls whined about the shirt he was wearing. Strong feminists. #MasculinitySoFragile
— Clawzy Diamond (@DeadwingDuck) September 23, 2015
Then some Tweets explained what they thought #MasculinitySoFragile was all about.
For clarity: #MasculinitySoFragile is not making fun of men. It is making fun of the ridiculous ways people define what is “manly.”
— Zalka Csenge Virág (@TarkabarkaHolgy) September 23, 2015
The war is of course being won by those who believed that men shouldn’t have to live by those norms.
#MasculinitySoFragile i have only cried once and that was just because my girlfriend kept doing it and i wanted 2 prove i could do it better
— Ollie MN (@OllieMcKendrick) September 23, 2015
What’s your opinion and which team do you support? Drop your comments below!