Over at Man on Top headquarters, we are always celebrating men. Why? Because men are awesome and worth celebrating. For too long (really the last 50 years), men’s achievements and capabilities have been undermined primarily by the feminist movement. Once seen as heroes, champions and leaders, men are now seen as goofs, rejects and social outcasts. Of course, fifty years ago, culture and society needed to change in order to achieve a more balanced equilibrium. Women needed a voice and we got it. However, we did so at the expense of men. We altered the balance so that now, it is women who are celebrated and men who are vilified. That does not work. No one thrives when one gender is honored and the other is oppressed.
Today is International Men’s Day- the day we celebrate the greatness of being a dude. I invite you to celebrate yourself. Go enjoy the richness of nature, commune with your buddies, break a sweat, build something, grow something, love something (or someone) or simply relax. Make today meaningful for you. Do something special for yourself. Walk with purpose and conviction. Caress your stubble (or Movember ‘stache) and know that you are guy, able to do great, powerful, important things.
The world needs more men like you. We need men who are aware, intelligent, kind, compassionate and strong. We need men who tend to their families and communities, who are available when called upon, who are able to remain calm in the face of adversity.
For way too long, the media has demeaned your worth. I believe in your greatness. I truly do. Let’s show the world what you can do with all of that power, courage and capability. The pendulum is swinging back towards you. Can you feel it? This time, we have the potential to achieve true democracy and you have the power to make it happen.
Happy International Men’s Day from everyone at Man on Top!