Los Angeles — People like Andrew Tate and other male influencers are spreading misogynistic and sexist ideals quickly and dangerously online. But I’m not giving into that ideology.
I have a great example of what it means to be a man in my father. He’s a great stay-at-home-dad. And I don’t mean that he does housework — which by the way, he absolutely does. But being a good man goes beyond cooking and cleaning.
I remember one day, my dad was hit by a car — badly. I was so distressed and worried for him. But what was more important to him was that my birthday was the next day. So even injured, he drove me and my friends all the way to a go kart place. More than the racing, my dad’s selflessness is what stuck with me that day.
Throughout my life, my father showed me the true meaning of masculinity. And it’s got nothing to do with asserting dominance or feelings of anger. I’m still figuring out what kind of man I want to become. But I have a pretty good idea of how to be a good father, and a good man, thanks to my dad.
Wilder Burke, (he/him) is a freshman in the college of Letters and Science at the University of California Berkeley.
Edited by Shaylyn Martos and Amber Ly