So here is something I have noticed in recent years:
On one hand, we have messages like this, with an underlying message to cis, straight dudes that their sexuality and gender identity doesn't have to be threatened if they aren't always the Big Strong Man. They can be soft, unsure, or traditionally feminine and still be men.
On the other hand, whenever we have males characters in pop culture who have these non-Big Strong Man traits, there are immediate analyses declaring these men to be queer, trans, or living somewhere else on the gender and sexuality spectrum.
So.... it's tricky. Because these messages contradict one another, and we need both.
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