Obtaining and then asserting your masculinity is often of supreme importance to Jamaican men–like many men, really.And unfortunately, “being masculine” often means distancing and denouncing anything that appears homosexual.
And in my short life, there are few things I’ve picked up when it comes to relationship dynamics.
Another time, my male cousin came out of the bathroom holding his pants up around his waist because he didn’t have a belt. I can’t be completely honest about this subject without addressing the notion that Jamaican men just can’t seem to keep it at home.
And my grandmother looked at him and asked, “Is what you holding heavy? I’ve asked the women on my Jamaican side of the family if they believe it’s true that women just accept that their men are going to cheat.
I’ve spent a lot of time around people of that culture to learn a thing or ten.
Well, my grandparents, aunts and uncles are Jamaican.