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What skills or characteristics does a man in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA have to possess to be considered a 'manly' man?

Does a 'manly' man have to hunt and fish? Does he work in the oil field and wear Carhartt overalls? Can he fix your car on the side of the road? And is being a manly man different than being a 'man?' To me, a man is someone who takes care of his family, both emotionally, spiritually, and physically. A man is also trustworthy, honorable, and possesses good character and integrity.

We decided to have a little fun and pose the question about what makes a man 'manly' on air and online. Obviously, masculinity means different things to different people and is shaped by culture, upbringing, and personal experiences. But I think we can all agree that a good modern-day stereotype of a 'manly' man would be someone who is physically strong, courageous, self-sufficient, and honorable. Clearly, we were expecting some humorous answers, but I was personally surprised by the depth of some of the responses. Check 'em out!

Jeremy Morris
The old-timers passed on to us that we should be able to do anything necessary for our family. While I agree with this some of those things took time for me, which caused unnecessary anxiety in life.

Jeff Leon
I am by no means mechanical... but I can change wiper blades, oil, and tires on my own.

Jason Kirkland
If you cannot back up a trailer, turn it in

Peter Ziello
Anything I am teaching my son about how to take care of things will be taught to my daughter as well.
What makes a man, a man? Knowing when he is wrong and responding with kindness or just keeping calm.

Tony Rice
"If you don't start doing for yourself you'll learn nothing in life." That is what goes through my head when I read things like this.

Sinjin Britt
being able to think rationally, act rationally, and take responsibility for those actions.

What do you think makes a man 'manly?' I'd love to hear your thoughts. Shoot me a message using the chat function in our free app or send me an email at

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