NB Commentary on this video:
Interesting twist on this rumor of Michelle being born a man. Blurring of gender lines is an interesting topic that I want to tackle in my own video. But suffice it to say, there is still a level of naiveté' on your part as it relates to body types, and what's feminine and what's masculine. I can see your point about branding, but, I am not too sure if I agree with it to the extent that you are portraying in this video.
There's a much deeper issue going on when it comes to a so-called masculine looking black woman and a so-called feminine looking black male. You really cannot speak on the body types unless you are an African or of African descent and someone who has traveled the continent or at least took the time to study the bodies that you find there.
Another thing I would like to mention is that the idea of beefing up the body was started back in the 80's long before Michelle or Obama came into the white house. Just look around at all the work-out studios you find in the Western world. Mostly because Westerners live sedentary lives, they don't farm, they don't walk, they don't pick berries, they don't do hard work, so a work-out studio or gym is a good place for them to burn off calories as the Western diet is causing such obesity.
Another thing I want to point out is that everybody who works out, will not necessarily gain that muscle tone, so I do agree they are probably using enhancers; Michelle did not have that muscle tone, pre-WhiteHouse. However, Obama, has always been lean and some what feminine. I doubt if he looked like Mike Tyson if he would have gotten elected.
Again, you are missing the subtle reality that black men face here in America. They are threatening, remember what the police officer said about Mike Brown?
Also, my granddaughter was born with muscle tone, she never ever worked out before she was born except to kick the bajessus out of her mom inutero. Some men never gain muscle tone, without enhancers, and even in those cases, they never reach the "Arnold" without steroids and endangering their health as well.
Masculinity and femininity seem to be gleaned through a lens that is socially unique to you and how you see the world. There are many other cultures around the world where the line is very slight and other cultures where the celebration of the feminine is done by the men dressing up and celebration of the masculine where the women dress up.
The lines are not blurred, everyone knows they have both inside of them. They also are secure in their roles in the society... so a feminine man still functions as a man in his society and a more masculine woman still functions as a woman.
You seem to be looking at the body and the form it is in rather than the actions of the persons in the body and the roles they play.
There are men who are quite comfortable staying at home and taking care of the household and women who would rather work. All that means is one likes to be more domestic and the other more worldly.
What happens in Western culture too often is that it is either BLACK OR WHITE, but nature is not that way, not at all. I once had a male cat assist the female cat during her labor.
It is all about energy. I would say that there is certainly a distortion as it is presented particularly in Western culture and maybe because Western culture tends to see things as either black or white, right or wrong, they are having a hard time with the blending, but in other cultures, it's all about energy.
Their belief systems are different, the way they look through their lens at the world is different and the roles of male and female are different.
If, Western culture is in crisis due to the blurring of the gender lines, than that to me speaks more to the world view of those in the western culture, their values and precepts, but they are not applicable to the entire world.
There is a far more sinister agenda to the beefing up of the masses in this culture, but I will not go into that on this thread... but thanks for your video, it was certainly food for thought.