I’ve seen young men suffering from mental illness unable to ask for help for fear it would make them look less “macho”—in fact in the UK suicide is the biggest killer of men between 20-49; eclipsing road accidents, cancer and coronary heart disease. I’ve seen men made fragile and insecure by a distorted sense of what constitutes male success. Men don’t have the benefits of equality either.
We don’t often talk about men being imprisoned by gender stereotypes but I can see that that they are and that when they are free, things will change for women as a natural consequence.
If men don’t have to be aggressive in order to be accepted women won’t feel compelled to be submissive. If men don’t have to control, women won’t have to be controlled.
Love is the absence of judgement and expectations.
This mainly applies for people loving their dogs and children and sometimes their friends and lovers but almost never between spouses.
„Men are inherently violent rapists, brute savages incapable of human emotion, and are biologically incomplete females (genetically ignorant reference to XY chromosomes)“ — Feminist Valarie Solanas, the schizoid psychopath who shot Andy Warhol.
Life is a balance of holding on and letting go….