The Dilemma of Men Actually Having Feelings

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PERSON: Men really have to talk more about their feelings. It’s really sad that men aren’t more open. We have to have them discuss how they feel to kill toxic masculinity.

MALE: Okay, well, let’s give this a shot. I’m a straight white male and I feel as though everyone hates me because of it. I’m seen as an oppressor, a rapist, a colonizer, and a genuinely evil entity. Even if I do good things, I’m inherently horrible because I have a penis and white skin and am attracted to the opposite sex. It hurts and is frustrating. I don’t know what to do and it really bothers me. Sometimes I feel as though I want to get together with other men and discuss this and maybe even have a support group to talk about the fact that this bothers me and that even as a male there are issues that we face that pose unique challenges. It would be nice to be able to do that without it being called some horrible Men’s Rights thing and degraded.

PERSON: UGH! You are so selfish. Talk about white male fragility. Get over yourself. Stop whining about being a victim. You’ve been oppressing people for so long, you are too privileged to see how you victimize everyone else. Check your f-in’ white male privilege for once and stop making it all about you.

MALE: Hmm, that went well.