Regarding LB, and expectations of what a "real man" is, this is something I've been thinking a lot about lately.
Traditional man roles of "protector", "provider", "warrior", etc have become not just useless, but harmful in modern life.
We need better man archetypes. Ones that don't feed the toxic masculinity monster.
Myself, I seem to have unconsciously gravitated to one of the few good (I think) man archetypes left: artisan. And even that one is quite anachronistic nowadays.
This Mastodon instance is for people interested in technology. Discussions aren't limited to technology, because tech folks shouldn't be limited to technology either! We adhere to an adapted version of the TootCat Code of Conduct and have documented a list of blocked instances. Ash is the admin and is supported by Fuzzface, Brian!, and Daniel Glus as moderators. Hosting costs are largely covered by our generous supporters on Patreon – thanks for all the help!