Why Machismo is not Real Manhood
Strange things happening lately on TV. Men who are known for their tough image publicly threatened another man and his wife. It was like an action movie in News Tv. For a nation that loves MACHO image, the three men played the part perfectly. Kung sa Tagalog, yan ang tunay na lalaki (that is what manhood is)
According to Wikipedia
Machismo, or machoism, is a word of Spanish and Portuguese origin that describes prominently exhibited or excessive masculinity. As an attitude, machismo ranges from a personal sense of virility to a more extreme male chauvinism. Characteristics include domineering, fierceness, bravado, etc., in ways that are showily and histrionically tough.
But the fact is, according to Scripture real manhood is not about looking and sounding macho. And with the public perception, the three men might be able to do what they say they will do but it is far from authentic manhood.
Why? Because a real man has his strength under control. A man could either be a tyrant and violent or a man who has his emotions under control.
Men who exhibit machismo tendencies tend to exert their domineering attitude over men, women and children who are physically weaker than they are. Wife beaters and child abuse by fathers are common among men exhibiting machoism.
Going home I saw a man made a scene when an elderly man almost hit him while he was crossing the street. He was shouting at the old man – WHAT’S YOUR @##$@$%% PROBLEM!!!????!!@##$%^Y^R%
Well the problem was he almost got hit by a man who shouldn’t be driving but to make a scene and shout at a helpless old man might not be the proper response.
Our nation has to see a different kind of manhood. A man whose strength is under control. Not a famous thing to do but it is the right way.