In my post yesterday I asked about masculinity. The comments by some of you really revealed some interesting information. The great Andy mentioned an example of the truly masculine; Indiana Jones.
He jogged my memory with his comment. I took a Men's Studies class in college and we were assigned a paper. We had to write about someone in the public eye that embodied the New Man. A person that was masculine. Not emasculated, not feminized yet not a meat-head caveman.
I got an A and my paper was shared with the class. Who did I think embodied the new Man? You guessed it... Indiana Jones.
He was strong. He was handsome. He was intellectual. He was sexual. He had paternal and protector instincts. He had vulnerability but did not cripple himself by trying to hide it. He showed a soft side and was capable of emotion and sensitivity without compromising his masculinity.
Is this character the ultimate example of modern masculinity? If not, who is? Real or fictional, who embodies what you think of as masculine? If its not Indiana Jones, then tell us... it helps if he fights Nazis too (nothing more masculine than fighting Nazis!)