this won’t get 1% of the women’s version of this post.
the world we live in, and people in general don’t care about men. we are pretty much robots who aren’t allowed to show emotion. we’re taught from a young age that boys don’t cry.
fact is women are sexualised, men are idealised. because men can’t be raped because they’re big and strong right? right? yea, pretty much the idiots view of living.
This would be the Patriarchy at work.
The Patriarchy says that men are supposed to be tough, strong, and sexual. That they always want sex and always enjoy it.
It says that women are weaker than men, and being otherwise is a crime against men. It says that women can’t rape men because men have to be dominant and commanding, and women have to be weak and submissive.
The Patriarchy spits on men who are abused by anyone - women, other men, whomever - because it sees men as invulnerable, and if that doesn’t hold up, then the Patriarchy shames the men who fail to live up to its ideals.
The Patriarchy shames women for being too sexual, and men for being too weak, instead of loving each person as individuals and supporting all people.
This isn’t a “men’s rights” issue. This is a human right’s issue. One that the Patriarchy will deny over and over again, because to accept it is to put a chink in the armor.