There are a lot of discussions going around today about gender norms and roles. People are beginning to defy them more and more, stepping out of their 'traditional roles' and being who they want to be, instead of what society expects them to be. Photographer Nir Arieli from Israel is helping defy these norms by capturing the feminine and gentle side of men.

The photographer started a project where male models pose, look, and present themselves in a gentle, serene, and beautiful way, instead of the usual way men are represented in media. Nir wants to show the vulnerability and emotions in men with his photos.

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This Photographer Does A Photoshoot With Men Who Are Not Afraid To Expose Their Feminine Side

This Photographer Does A Photoshoot With Men Who Are Not Afraid To Expose Their Feminine Side

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Esca Sav
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3 weeks ago

I would kill for hair like his... gorgeous picture!

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"In this project, I try to expose a side in masculinity that I believe was oppressed by society throughout history. Gentleness and vulnerability are beautiful qualities that are not in the exclusive female emotional territory."

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This Photographer Does A Photoshoot With Men Who Are Not Afraid To Expose Their Feminine Side

This Photographer Does A Photoshoot With Men Who Are Not Afraid To Expose Their Feminine Side

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Paul Budhram
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3 weeks ago

don't target long hair. I have long hair I don't know why "boys can't have long hair"

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This Photographer Does A Photoshoot With Men Who Are Not Afraid To Expose Their Feminine Side

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glowworm2
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3 weeks ago

I love this one! Makes it look like he’s wearing a fancy hat.

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"Through this work, I try to find these qualities in the men I photograph, open a dialog about them, and remind the viewers that they are allowed to feel free and that they are beautiful when they do so."

The photographer wants to show everyone, not only men, that to be your true self is the most beautiful thing ever.

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This Photographer Does A Photoshoot With Men Who Are Not Afraid To Expose Their Feminine Side

This Photographer Does A Photoshoot With Men Who Are Not Afraid To Expose Their Feminine Side

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Eva the Egg
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3 weeks ago

I don't really understand how this is feminine, everyone cries

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This Photographer Does A Photoshoot With Men Who Are Not Afraid To Expose Their Feminine Side

This Photographer Does A Photoshoot With Men Who Are Not Afraid To Expose Their Feminine Side

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MagicalUnicorn
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3 weeks ago

amazing shot!

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We have many posts where men express their vulnerable side, femininity, and gentleness. Like this man who proves that clothes have no gender by wearing skirts and dresses. Or this guy who wears heels like nobody's business and proves that they're not only for women. Also, you might be interested in seeing examples of pointless gendering that show how stupid it can be.

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This Photographer Does A Photoshoot With Men Who Are Not Afraid To Expose Their Feminine Side

This Photographer Does A Photoshoot With Men Who Are Not Afraid To Expose Their Feminine Side

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Toko Danganronpa
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3 weeks ago

Wow, astounding work!

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This Photographer Does A Photoshoot With Men Who Are Not Afraid To Expose Their Feminine Side

This Photographer Does A Photoshoot With Men Who Are Not Afraid To Expose Their Feminine Side

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YoChicken
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3 weeks ago

This one is beautiful

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What do you think of Nir Arieli's project and photographs? What do you think is the idea behind the project? Tell us in the comments the gender roles you run into and how they make you feel. Hopefully, we will one day live in a world where your gender won't define how you have to live your life or express your emotions.

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NoodleBear
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3 weeks ago

This looks neat

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Gold roses
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3 weeks ago

This is....... gorgeous!

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KINLEE 5479980
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3 weeks ago

YESSSS DRAG QUEENNNN

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Toko Danganronpa
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3 weeks ago

So elegant

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Oleander
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3 weeks ago

Ah yes, only women can be affectionate with people.

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This Photographer Does A Photoshoot With Men Who Are Not Afraid To Expose Their Feminine Side

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Paul Budhram
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3 weeks ago

ARE WE NOT ALOUD TO LOVE PEOPLE?

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YoChicken
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3 weeks ago

I honestly don't like it when they have any gender do stuff like this.

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Amy Begun Saab
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3 weeks ago

Stunning!

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This Photographer Does A Photoshoot With Men Who Are Not Afraid To Expose Their Feminine Side

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Loki
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3 weeks ago

DEAR GOD-

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Terilee Bruyere
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Wait, getting dressed/ready in front of a mirror is feminine? I've being doing it wrong all this time..

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Loki
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3 weeks ago

What's feminine about vitiligo?

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TERYSSA FOWLER
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3 weeks ago

not feminine

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Birgit M
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3 weeks ago

Wow!

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KINLEE 5479980
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3 weeks ago

fliping amazing..

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KC Lancaster
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2 weeks ago

Gorgeous!

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This Photographer Does A Photoshoot With Men Who Are Not Afraid To Expose Their Feminine Side

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This Photographer Does A Photoshoot With Men Who Are Not Afraid To Expose Their Feminine Side

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alexx
Community Member
3 weeks ago

this is my favorite pic

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This Photographer Does A Photoshoot With Men Who Are Not Afraid To Expose Their Feminine Side

This Photographer Does A Photoshoot With Men Who Are Not Afraid To Expose Their Feminine Side

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YoChicken
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3 weeks ago

Did anybody get major Thor vibes

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Michael Afton
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3 weeks ago

okay, ngl those freckles are beautiful

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Cadmar Orion
Community Member
3 weeks ago

I love black and white photos

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This Photographer Does A Photoshoot With Men Who Are Not Afraid To Expose Their Feminine Side

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Diana Murtaugh
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2 weeks ago

<3 is love. This is a great picture. I don't really like the redundant caption tho.

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This Photographer Does A Photoshoot With Men Who Are Not Afraid To Expose Their Feminine Side

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This Photographer Does A Photoshoot With Men Who Are Not Afraid To Expose Their Feminine Side

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Amy Begun Saab
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Love love love how glitter was applied! Something new! At first glance i believed it to be his beard- dazzling

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