This is something that is bother me. Why is being a good person upsetting for so many people? Did that marketing, political speech or advocate encouraging men not to bully or sexually assault people get you upset? There have already been a lot of tears and tantrums spilled over the concept that men can be good people and most of that by men. This is why destroying toxic masculinity begins with educating men.
Imagine having so little of an actual personality that the message of, “hey men let’s stop being ass-holes to each other and to women” feels like a personal attack. Most of these marketing, political speech and human rights advocates should be seen as an invitation for dialogue, not another opportunity to self-victimize.
When men talk about the factors that contribute to male depression, they need to realize that these are often the very same factors that women want to address.
People who complain about people standing up for women’s rights is disgusting. What is so offending about standing up for women’s rights?
The worst is that these men justify each other’s indignation with a clear unwillingness to look beyond their knee-jerk defensiveness to what should be viewed as perfectly normal. Men are allowed to have feelings and to have respect for girls, woman, everybody.
You’d think they most people would respect the idea of accountability.
I really would like to understand.
The shift in conversation towards diversity, equality and respect is something that has been needed for a long time. It’s been going on far too long.
So ask yourself, which side of that divide do you want to be on? Do you want to be one of the bricks in the wall that adds to the foundation of sexism and misogyny? Or do you want to be part of the team that’s tearing it down?