Why is Capable Men directed towards men and not women? When a platform is tailored towards a specific demographic, it may find itself on the receiving end of questioning. We felt it was time to clarify why Capable Men is aimed towards men.
When I made the decision last year to develop an online personal development platform—Ideology, philosophy, geography, culture, and demographics were all crucial factors that all had to be considered when formulating a global platform for self-improvement. But who exactly could we reach and communicate with the most effectively? Considering the limitations of my own experience and resources, this decision rested on myself and a good friend of mine. (Both males) Our conclusion? We felt that men provided the best group that we could personally relate to and assist the most effectively with this project of ours.
Each gender comes with its own obstacles in life that require specific strategies to overcome and achieve one’s goals when it comes to taking self-ownership of one’s environment. Masculinity in modern culture, relationships and the transition to fatherhood are just a few examples that require a gender-specific approach and discussion. Not everybody on the internet wishes to shift through endless articles that they can’t personally utilise. Thus, a platform that provides tailored strategy for males was born. Tailored advice platforms exist in many forms around the world—catering to women, different nationalities, religions, ethnic groups and more. An idealist observation could be made that these type of segregated platforms do nothing but divide us and generate conflict. And I couldn’t disagree more.
Each and every one of the groups mentioned in the previous paragraph will be faced with a unique set of obstacles that differs from one another. This means each group must look at the world from their own perspective or suffer the ramifications of bias and control. For men this is no exception. The traditional male gender roles are still socially mandated. When we set out to develop a personal development platform for men which regularly discusses social concepts and psychology, this gender-specific focus allows us to optimise the approach and strategy which have given us the best results in our own experience.
Many articles and discussions may not have a gender specific theme at all, and will be usable by all. So yes, while we’re a personal development platform for men; Just be aware that you may have to filter through some content which may be flavoured with a masculine undertone if you happen to be a woman.
While our direction and development strategy may be aimed towards a specific make-up of chromosomes—Providing lifestyle motivation, thought-provoking concepts, and improvement guides to assist ALL of our readers in their battle towards being the best human being possible is our end game.