When we talk about hypermasculinity if what we mean is patriarchy that’s what we need to say. We have to have a space to love, to revere, and to honor that which is masculine, but is not patriarchal. If we are constantly equating the two then we are part of the assault on masculinity, and on black males.—
This conversation between Melissa Harris-Perry and bell hooks is so full of good. Listen to it. Listen to it all.