What it means to be a man …and what is the masculine role?

In this day and age it appears that the conflict between the masculine and feminine energies has become more out of synch. What I mean by this is that before feminism came into play there was a very strict balance between men and women and their subsequent energies. Men did manly things like going to work and were the bread winners, whereas women stayed at home and looked after the house and brought up the children.