While some viewers might groan at the idea of talking about feelings over having sex, thinking that this makes Jason a pussy, a mangina, or whatever other insult one might use to emasculate a guy, chances are those viewers are probably either undersexed themselves or have yet to tackle some of their own personal demons. To assert otherwise and deny a man the right to value something above sex is to do a disservice to men everywhere. Either way, I was thrilled to see Jason finally become a fully fleshed-out, relatable, self-reflexive character.
For too long, the notion that all men want is sex has pigeon-holed male identity to an offensive and problematic standard. I can only hope that more TV shows will take a note from the story of Jason Stackhouse and find the time to add this layer of wholeness to their “philandering playboys” in the future. Sometimes showing a little vulnerability is the bravest thing you can do.
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