Oh, what a scary time to be a male.. right?
As a male who understands and appreciates consent, I have absolutely no fear in the #metoo movement, I regard myself as feminist and I’m pretty well read on gender theory etc.- it’s absolutely time for sexual harassment to be stamped out in all aspects.
This doesn’t mean it’s not hard to be male! And I say this without taking anything away from the struggles of being female; the two can exist side by side and at different poignancies. For example-
1. I will never experience pregnancy. This may sound peculiar, but is there anything more wonderful, regarding the human body, than the fact it can grow new life. It’s the closest thing we have to a miracle, and it happens for some lucky women.
2. Men around children are automatically considered predators. I’ve heard of men too scared to take their children to the park for fear of comments and looks whilst their child is off playing. It’s pretty sucky.
3. We don’t discuss feelings! I guess this is partly why I have a blog- I can vent when I need to, but for people without this semi-Creative outlet, or who need human interaction, it’s often impossible to bridge emotional topics as a man. The male suicide rate is incredibly high and it’s easy to see why.
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