I think masculinity means many things to many people. When I think of what it means to me, I think about my Great-Grandpa who helped raise me, quiet and kind, strong, compassionate and steady. He taught me that respect is everything and even if you have no material possessions if you have respect you have everything. He also showed me that hard work was essential to being a man and that men provide and take care of their families. The measure in a man is how well his family was cared for. When I think of masculine, I don't think macho, I think of my hard working, callused hands, dapper fedora leaning to one side great-grandpa.