"His point was that masculinity is completely cultural. Masculinity is like water, and, thus, the same way that water assumes the shape of its container, masculinity similarly assumes the shape of the underlying culture."
"Masculinity is like the opposite pole of a magnet to the feminine pole. By being the man, you make a woman feel like a woman. And create massive sexual attraction."
"The metaphor I use is that masculinity is like New York in cinema. If you are not a New Yorker, when you arrive there for the first time you have the impression you grew up there because you've seen it in so many films. It's been filmed from every single angle and by so many different filmmakers that you know the streets, the sidewalks, the architecture, the cabs, the temper of the people, all that you know. Whereas femininity is that village behind that hill with the bad road. Nobody goes there. There is no camera. We don't know what it looks like. It's pioneering to crisscross those territories."
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.