[honestly? fuck gender roles
guzma is known to be a rulebreaker, and the roles created by boomers are stupid. ya boy has lots of problems, but being close minded isn’t one of them!
he himself, while not being particularly interested into wearing “feminine” clothes, doesn’t mind make up every now and then!
…buuuut i also gotta talk about his toxic masculinity, because that’s an issue.
i dipped my toes into it every now and then, but guzma needs to deal with it. he needs to be the strongest, the most masculine, the biggest buffest man in the galaxy to assert his dominance, yadda yadda.
he’s not the type of guy who calls himself alpha or actively goes out of his way to talk shit about other men, but all these problems make breaking gender rules hard for him.
yes sure he can play more girly videogames and have fun with them, but nobody must know about it; he actually has a big knowledge about hair products, but it’s far more manly to instead pretend he’s nothing but a sewer rat; venting and showing emotions is important and good for your mental health, but to him that just makes him seem weak.
as always, he’s just an hypocrite. he thinks others can openly do anything they like without caring about gender roles and that’s ok, but he can’t.]