WritingRelatedFridays: Being told to ‘Man up’

Heyyyy, all you lovely people. How are you doing? I am doing quite well actually. I am just getting used to my au pair job. It has been about a week since I officially started working as the family’s au pair. Sometimes it can be both fun and frustrating at the same time. Oh well…

Anyway, I wanted to share a poem I came across some time ago that I liked and found very interesting. It was basically about how some men are told from a very young age to ‘Man up’ or ‘Grow a pair’. This happens especially to men who tend to show and express their emotions more or they do things that are not considered masculine [enough] because apparently men who show and express too much emotion are not considered ‘real’ man. What a load of crock! 75 to 80% 0f the time I am not/ do not act feminine at all, but does that make me any less of a woman [or femae]? Of course not!

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Author: Angie's Inspiration

My name is Angie Ignacio, I currently live in The Netherlands but I am originally from a very small five (5) square mile island in the Dutch Caribbean called Saba. I enjoy learning new things, meeting new people, dancing, singing, watching anime and reading manga comics. I also enjoy listening to Asian (Japanese, Korean and sometimes Chinese) music. I am trying to learn the Japanese language since I am such a big fan of Japan. I am also a published author of two books a poetry book called I'm Only Human and children's picture book called Baby Toucan.

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