Welcome to Masculinity and Femininity 101 (MandF101.com) a blog designed for individuals who are interested in learning and understanding masculinity and femininity at their basic and fundamental level.

To the Heart of the Matter

My name is Tim Trautman and I have been working on the topic of Masculinity and Femininity off and on for the last 15 years. It prompted me to get my bachelor’s degree in Family Life Education and later a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy.

With all the confusion in our American society the goal of this blog is to take you to the heart of what masculinity and femininity really are so that you, your friends, your family, and beyond will have the comfort and assurance that accurate knowledge of a topic gives.

How do I know that I’ve gotten to the bottom of the truth about masculinity and femininity? It’s because I use common logic, common (“uncommon”) sense, and everyday circumstances that are often overlooked to illustrate that fact. At other times I may use news articles, journals, or other sources with the knowledge that you can’t always believe what’s printed. In the end, you get to decide.

The areas I work with in understanding masculinity and femininity are Equality-Comparisons, Society’s Impact, Nature/Nurture, Acting-In Action, Defining, and Biblical. Each of these areas are separate topics in this blog.

Unfortunately, God has allowed me to be afflicted with an infirmity that has effectively disabled me. Because of this, I may not be able to update posts and type responses in as timely a fashion as I would like. So please, bear this in mind when interacting with this blog.

“We, as rational human beings, have the propensity to test ideas and hearsay for ourselves to find out what is true as we sift through the vast expanse of information that our present world has afforded us.” (quote by me) I encourage you to test everything to see if it measures up to the truth. Welcome to Masculinity and Femininity 101!