A MAN is worried he is not properly engaging with the ‘crisis of masculinity’ he read about in the Guardian.
Office worker Tom Booker was unconcerned about his maleness until he read the article introducing him to concepts such as being ‘disenfranchised by female empowerment’ and ‘toxic masculinity’.
Booker said: “I hadn’t really thought about my masculinity until I read the article. I now realise I should be having a total meltdown about it but I’m not sure where to be begin, to be honest.
“Should I blame women because they’ve stolen traditionally male jobs? I’ve always been happy my girlfriend is an engineer because she earns enough money for us to have a holiday twice a year.
“The article also said many men are lacking positive role models. I phoned my dad to check but he just wanted to talk about his tomatoes and new Sky package so I’m none the wiser.
“It’s the ‘toxic masculinity’ thing that worries me. Maybe I should be a lot angrier and starting fights? I don’t fancy my chances with that, though, because I’m mainly into collecting graphic novels.
“I think I need counselling to deal with it, or not, or just to clarify the whole issue. I’m still not even sure if you’re meant to put the toilet seat down.”