The masc4masc debate rages on…
A new video, which is obviously designed to be triggering, has been making the rounds on social media. It asks a group of six gay men to what extent they agree or disagree with the statement, “I prefer masculine men.” And the internalized homophobia and coded misogyny is so thick it’s almost palpable.
Three of the men strongly agree, two somewhat agree, and only one somewhat disagrees with the statement.
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“Personally, I’m a really feminine, flamboyant person,” says Josh, one of the three who strongly agreed with the statement. “So having that same energy with another person doesn’t really seem attractive to me.”
He adds that he desires men who are “different, unique, and that I could learn from.”
“I’m on this line because I want someone who is my equal,” Charlie, who also strongly agreed, adds. “I identify as a masculine man, therefore I think the reason I strongly agree is just because I want that equality in my relationship, as a masculine man.”
Bill, who somewhat agreed to the statement, notes that gay men’s attractions towards masculine men could stem from a deep-seated hated for themselves.
“I was always drawn to people who were masculine,” he says. “I don’t know if it was because if they were feminine, that reminded me of parts of myself I didn’t like. I think there was an aspect of that.”
The only man who somewhat disagreed with the statement is Ellis, who says he thinks social pressure plays a big part in why some gay men desire masculine guys.
“Yes, there’s a lot of innate attraction of what you like, but I think there’s a lot of social pressure that you don’t even realize is happening subconsciously that you’re trained to like,” he explains.
“I do like masculine men as well then I was kind of taking a step back, [I asked myself] why is that? Why do I like that? Am I being kind of force-fed that?”
Watch the full video below…
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