[WATCH] A New Definition of Manliness – There’s No One Way to Be a Man

Jill Holtz

March 7, 2018

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We just love the new video from men’s grooming brand Harry’s, it’s very touching and opens a conversation about what it is to be a man. Watch There’s No One Way to Be a Man and see what you think of the new definition of manliness for yourself:

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Bravo to Harry’s, the online shaving subscription brand, who have brought out a new video called “A Man Like You”. The short film follows a fatherless boy who teaches a space alien the definition of “manhood”. He shows the alien typical macho things like how to dress, walk, shave (of course) and behave.

The short film seems to support the typical male ideas of manhood and manliness, but ends up busting open myths about being male like:

  • Men are supposed to take care of themselves.
  • Men know stuff.
  • A man has to be strong.
  • A man shouldn’t be afraid of anything.

We see the boy ask the alien visitor if he has seen his missing father up in space, and when given a sad look in response, the boy crumples and admits, “the truth is, there’s no one way to be a man.”

Harry’s is committed to having conversations about what it means to be a man. Their website states that they “believe that a man can be strong and nurturing, self-assured and accepting of others. Because the truth is, a good man is simply a good human.” They also work with The Representation Project helping to challenge and overcome limiting stereotypes.

You can join in the conversation online using hashtag #WhatMakesAMan.

Just like feminine hygiene brand Always did with their Always Like a Girl and Always Like a Girl Keep Playing videos, we think anything that challenges gender stereotypes is a good thing.

Over to you now. What did you think of Harry’s “A Man Like You” movie? Do you think it will help challenge ideas of manhood and manliness? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below.


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