One of my favorite philosophers is Simone de Beauvior. I found out about her in my Women's Studies and Philosophy classes during undergraduate school. She once said:
One is not born, but rather, made a woman.
I think she is getting at this idea of patriarchy and how society imposes gender stereotypes and gender norms on to people. It limits the freedoms of not just women, but men as well. I believe that after this Fourth Wave of Feminism which is centered on the concepts and beliefs of the "me too" movement, we must look in the direction of a Fifth Wave of Feminism. This new wave brings together allies of women who seek to uproot patriarchal norms. This would chiefly be men, but it would also be transgender individuals, and allies in the LGBTQ Community.
I must live out an authentic life. The defeat of Patriarchal society is not only about empowering women. It is about empowering MEN to be true to who they are without fear of gender disassociation.
As a man I wear pink because I like to wear it. As a man I may even wear heels because I like them and wish I was taller. I am personally more metro-sexual in the way that I dress. Because its a style that suits my personality. It is not a message of being secretly homosexual. It doesn't mean I am bisexual. Its simply who I am and what I like. I am a man. There is nothing feminine about pink or purple. Its just a color. Likewise, I watch romantic comedy movies, I am artsy, I like to write, I enjoy poetry, I used to go to "women's talk" in graduate school and was the only guy there. All of this is normal behavior for a man.
I live as an embodiment to redefining manhood, thereby, dismantling patriarchy.