Why Does Society Hate Men in Flip-Flops?
Alana Hope Levinson
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I am so fucking tired of society thinking that men can be policed as ugly and disgusting by default. I’m beginning to believe that half of the reason we oppress women so energetically is that we squeeze everything pleasant out of our definition of maleness, so men attempt to recapture it by controlling women as though they’re our belongings.

And to those who think “mandals” aren’t a thing that people criticize — it’s happened to me and people I know, with sandals, with cargo shorts, with SHORTS AT ALL, with jewelry, with hair. Women get it way worse, no denying. But the number of women (and men) who are willing to tell men (aka me) that we look like shit for being fine with our bodies is astounding.

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