Drinking Beer! Fixing stuff! Destroying stuff! Drinking beer while destroying stuff! These are the things that make real men what they are...right? Well no, obviously. But that doesn't stop people - and brands in particular - having some pretty warped ideas about what exactly it means to be a man. Check out this list compiled by Bored Panda to see what we mean. People have been using the hashtags #FRAGILEMASCULINITY and #Masculinitysofragile to highlight how absurd traditional perceptions of masculinity can be, and it's sure to make you smile. Unless you're too manly to smile that is. Grr.

#3

Fragile Masculinity

masculinityissofragile Report

Hans
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I am very afraid this is not for tears but rather for other activities. Very afraid.

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#4

Fragile Masculinity

tbhjuststop Report

katarina
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I like that the box that holds the "manly" bath bombs still has flowers.

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#5

Fragile Masculinity

thetrippytrip Report

Hans
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Probably this one cleans the remains of eating the bare flesh of your slayed enemies...wait, wrong millenium.

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#6

Fragile Masculinity

teamcoco Report

Superluminal1
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

He's just pushing his own brand of murse (male purse).

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#7

Fragile Masculinity

cosmicmewtwo Report

Arty
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

vitamins for child with this kind of branding is plain stupid for both boys and girls!

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#9

Fragile Masculinity

sjacobludlow Report

Emre ÇINAR
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"not in girly cup" oww thank god i was so afraid...

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#11

Fragile Masculinity

kingforaking Report

Leanne Leanne
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My friend constantly tells me I need to stand up for myself more, but also constantly mocks me when I am being confident. He says it's "just a joke," but I insist it is "just super annoying and you should stop"

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#13

Fragile Masculinity

weemadando Report

Vanessa
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I imagine a guy bringing his crush at home, lighting a candle "DON'T WORRY THIS IS STRAIGHT MAN CANDLES" xD

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#14

Fragile Masculinity

forsakenblog33333 Report

Stille20
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's a short hand way of saying those guys are REALLY close.

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#15

Fragile Masculinity

whiskey-gunpowder Report

Vanessa
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

use your hands to fist fight LIKE A MALE goddammit

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#17

Fragile Masculinity

ladyshinga Report

Chuck Bartowski
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I don't know any men like that in real life...especially on the cooking bit.

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#18

Fragile Masculinity

floozys Report

Lorraine
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I always thought it was called that because of those men who made kissing noises when they see an attractive woman and suddenly forgot about the existence of words.

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#20

Fragile Masculinity

uncannyvalleygurl Report

Samantha Walton
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

you don't mix your cleaning products with your food. In case of spills.

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#22

Fragile Masculinity

sweet-gherkins Report

Milan Kollarčík
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Well me father told me that umbrellas were for gays and women, and it took me like 16 years until I realized that was bullshit. Be tolerant, you don't know the background of these guys.

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#23

Fragile Masculinity

iskariotrising Report

Hans
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It is interesting though how we attribute gender-attributes also to animals. I guess most people would even find several breeds of dogs to be rather male while others are rather female.

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#24

Fragile Masculinity

raychle1bernoth Report

Steven Rundle
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And that diamond plate background. Diamond plate makes anything manly.

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#25

Fragile Masculinity

dutchster Report

Spiski
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Don't forget to add that the bottle must be jet black, otherwise it's for ladies!

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#27

Fragile Masculinity

steviemcfly Report

Pia Clarke
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You must reject your human side Spock. This is the logic choice

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#29

Fragile Masculinity

broodingsoul Report

Steven Rundle
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Singing makes him uncomfortable, but dudes walking around with their dicks out is ok.

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#31

Fragile Masculinity

bandaidknees Report

Stille20
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think they should have picked something other than "dudes" if it is aimed at Marines. It's not about being a guy.

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#32

Fragile Masculinity

laurenpatruno Report

katarina
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

i wasn't aware that light blue was girly, and a light blue rope was girly.

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#34

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AlanLewis05 Report

#36

Fragile Masculinity

Ben_Etc Report

Brian Harrison
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Well considering that is his brand name that stems from his original blog, I give this a meh.

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#37

Fragile Masculinity

bonesauce94 Report

David Lester
Community Member
1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

just wait until they find out about dave's killer bread...

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#40

Fragile Masculinity

masculinityissofragile Report

.gas.
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I see this as a way to be "safe" in case the other person doesn't share your feelings. I used to play this type of stuff in grade school.

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#41

Fragile Masculinity

tis-litten Report

Stille20
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm tall, so I like men's pj pants. I call them manjamas... They are amazing.

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#42

Fragile Masculinity

thrvshleigh Report

Stille20
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yea, the whole "all disagreement just proves my point" is petty.

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#43

Fragile Masculinity

miss_sazabi Report

Elisn Klein
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yeah...... except this is kind of a play on that concept? Like... this is trying to help men to get to their feelings? And tell them it's okay to feel?? Because society thinks feelings are for women? So... yeah, no.

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#44

Fragile Masculinity

yumiaiba1 Report

katarina
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

OMG its food. why don't you get off your high horse, eat it, and not worry about branding.

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#45

Fragile Masculinity

masculinityissofragile Report

Maggie Grover Bacher
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

the 80's man, we all used the same eyeliner and hairspray. no testosterone was damaged.

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#47

Fragile Masculinity

goths7 Report

Unwelcome guest
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I always wash with Johnson's baby wash, it's not gender specific and you can get away with just about anything who doesn't like how babies smell

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#48

Fragile Masculinity

feministworldproblems Report

Master Markus
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I don't... I don't think this happens, at least not for the reason it's assuming.

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#49

Fragile Masculinity

filthymoraldisease Report

Jim Phoenix
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Everybody looked at me weird when I bought a hairbrush to brush my longish hair to school. I don't understand why masculinity is so fragile. I'm apparently gay because I show lotsa feelings, compliment my friends, act kind to people, not have 50000000 social media accounts, share a lot, and have long hair. Why did men and young adults change so horribly?

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#50

Fragile Masculinity

masculinityissofragile Report

kamil
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The book itself is idiotic and harmful but the joke is laughing at a wrong thing. A reversal of stereotypical roles in fairy tales would be actually quite welcome.

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#52

Fragile Masculinity

birdluvr1993 Report

Master Markus
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'M SORRY did you just say that LIFETIME MOVIES are part of the list of "best things in life"? NO, feck off. I have better things to watch, like almost anything else.

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#53

Fragile Masculinity

akbrodey Report

#55

Fragile Masculinity

emilyhughes Report

Stille20
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I don't think this is "fragile" masculinity. Maybe men don't want to use something pink that smells like angel farts. Does it even say man? Maybe women want to be bad ass. I WANT TO SMELL LIKE VICTORY!

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#56

Fragile Masculinity

punlich Report

Giulia
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"I need to go punch some deer in the face" :D I completely lost it :D

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#57

Fragile Masculinity

onebrightlight Report

Eneya Vorodecky
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Soo.... the lasagna dishes are now projects. Clean the projects faster dude. :)

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#58

Fragile Masculinity

EisforEricka Report

.gas.
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I can kind of understand this one, as the "Man Show" was supposed to be a big joke to begin with...

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#59

Fragile Masculinity