I think masculinity needs to change, yet it is so hard to change a pattern that is so convenient. We need to look at what every woman has had to endure because of these [patterns] of masculinity. Every big change starts at home and if every man starts being real masculine, drops their beer, drops the remote, gets off the couch and helps their wife, the kids are aware of that, and we can change the world. One masculine man at a time. For some men, not being the breadwinner [destroys] masculinity
I think the most masculine thing you can do is to be of service. A masculine guy is someone that is so full of colour, we are here to live all the colours, to learn, enjoy and experience all that life has to offer.
How has masculinity affected you?
People look at me, they see this South American full of tattoos and they think I’m scary, I’m completely different. I should be this macho man who I’m not at all, I’m very comfortable with my feminine side too. I was raised without my father, who I never knew. I didn’t have any masculine feedback because I was raised by a woman. My only father figure was my grandfather and how he was with my grandmother. They were married for 50-60 years, and they had 24 hours a day together. I had that old style, traditional masculine feedback — that open-the-door, take-the-coat, chivalry. I inherited all of that; however, chivalry is more romantic than masculine for me.