Former President of the United States, Barack Obama has given his opinion concerning toxic masculinity by stating that a man doesn’t need to have 8 women twerking around him before he can be seen as a man.
Obama made this known at a recent panel with NBA champion Steph Curry.
When asked to define who a man is in relation to the LGBT community, the former US president said:
“Being a man, is first and foremost being a good human. And that means being responsible, being reliable, working hard, being kind, being respectful, being compassionate.”
Obama didn’t hold back his opinion when the open discussion turned towards toxic masculinity.
“The notion that somehow, defining yourself as a man is dependent on are you able to put someone down instead of lifting them up, are you able to dominate as opposed to support. That is an old view. And a view that, thankfully, I see young people rejecting.”
He went on to state that male confidence is not by having 8 women twerking around you.
“If you are very confident, about your sexuality, you don’t have to have eight women around you twerking. I mean, why are you? You seem stressed you gotta be acting that way. ‘Cause I’ve got one woman who I’m very happy with. Right? So…and she’s a strong woman.”