Giving up toxic masculinity to build real resistance

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Women are not obligated to give men sex or attention—that should go without saying—but the asinine brutality of misogyny drives some men to the most vile extremes. This doesn’t go two ways. There is no epidemic of women murdering, beating, or raping men because they feel entitled to do so. The problem lies solely in the fractured realms of manhood, this farcical cancer that is completely based on a violence that we have inherited.

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Man, I Don’t Really Feel Like A Woman

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Being treated like a girl when I was nine meant being the only one in the class who needed to wear a bra and hearing the boys make comments about it every day.

Being treated like a girl when I was ten meant having to carry a sanitary towel in my schoolbag in case my first period started at school and being terrified that anyone would see it and think I was dirty.

Being treated like a girl when I was eleven meant vowing never to run in public again after relentless comments from men, women, boys and girls about the way my breasts moved when I did.

Being treated like a girl when I was twelve meant going to the temple with my church and not being allowed to perform certain rituals because I was menstruating.

Being treated like a girl when I was thirteen meant getting fucked in…

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