Tough and Tender

Words by: Veronica John
Art by: Gabrielle Poh

In society, men are told to be masculine and to ‘toughen up.’  The longer the beard, the taller the male or the more muscles they have, the more women flock to their side. This phenomenon is baffling to me.  It is an unspoken fantasy society placed on males. Why should men be told to toughen up, when it’s okay to be tender?

Tough and Tender