So long as the will to dominate is paramount, love cannot exist. Women are not the only ones who suffer in a patriarchal society ruled by hedonistic consumerism and dishonesty. In submitting to this worldview, both men and women are forced to invest in a false self. For men, there is a choice between Power and Love. When they subscribe to patriarchal social roles, they too suffer. To reject feminism is to reject love and the soft parts of ourselves that acknowledge this as the deepest need, the primal wound around which all life revolves.
This visual essay is in protest against toxic masculinity, machismo, and the patriarchal regime that enslaves thousands of people all over the world. I seek men who choose a narrative of masculinity that has room for softness, protection, nurturing, and vulnerability.