I wonder how feminists will react to this
Probably ignore it then go back to making male tears mugs and gifs
Actually this is a very common idea among feminists
It’s something feminists have been talking about for years it’s called toxic masculinity and it’s one of the common threads among the topic of ‘Patriarchy hurts men too’. If fact the first time I read about toxic masculinity was on a feminist blog.
If you actually read things feminists talk about instead of straw manning them you might know this but OH WELL
This is what drives me mad. Feminists, allies, men who are actually, honestly, sincerely interested in equality understand the simple concept that ‘patriarchy hurts men too’. Getting some Men’s Rights Activists to admit that patriarchy even exists is so bloody difficult, and yet they come along and bleat that feminists don’t understand that men have it hard too. We get it. We even understand the root cause of the issue.
MRAs constantly talk about how statistically, men are more likely to be victims of violent crime. But who is statistically more likely to be inflicting this violence? OTHER MEN.
Boys are often told not to ‘cry like a little girl’, the implication of course being that crying and being like a little girl is weak and shameful. This is a product of patriarchy and usually, it’s enforced on men by other men. Being like a girl? Bad. Crying? Bad. Expressing your emotions? Bad. It’s ridiculously problematic, as Josh Thomas points out, and the quicker we all realise it, the better.