Women Aren’t Responsible For Solving the Male Loneliness Epidemic

Women have acted as emotional guide dogs for men long enough. It’s time for men to solve their loneliness problem by themselves.

Vena Moore
Invisible Illness
Published in
7 min readMay 8, 2024

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The discussion of the male loneliness crisis has been buzzing for the last couple of years now. I’m passionate about this topic because it directly affected me. Namely, the only friend my last boyfriend had was me. The following tweet encapsulates the crisis quite well:

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According to some people, that tweet is my cue to start feeling sorry for this guy because he doesn’t have any friends. They’d be wrong. I’ve stopped feeling any pity for men experiencing loneliness. I’ll explain why.

The reasons why the framing of the discussion of male loneliness are problematic

I am not one of those people who thinks the crisis of single lonely men is BS. However, the way that the topic is presented is problematic. The main way that the discussion is problematic is that it implies that women don’t get lonely, which is untrue. Loneliness is an…

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Vena Moore
Invisible Illness

Dismantling white, male supremacy one word at a time.