January 12, 2019

So this is interesting (Gallery)

So this is interesting
I saw a post on here recently that made me chuckle. It was a bunch of photos of men imitating women on Instagram (found it! https://imgur.com/gallery/Bqo2QL3 ); lots of photos of bubble baths, ugg boots and espresso, posing in nature, drinks with friends, looking cute while working out, etc. The general tone was joy, self-love, friendship, and pampering (and some insta-bragging, but all in good fun). Some of the comments were stuff like, "Honestly, I wish guys could do stuff like this without getting shit for it."

Then there was another post recently about a guy who bought a bath bomb, and planned to use it at his hotel on a business trip. The comments asked him why, and he clarified that he felt baths were too feminine for him to enjoy without embarrassment elsewhere. "What a shame!" I thought.

Then, a couple days ago, the above article was published. Sounds like some libtard snowflake SJW femenazi bullshit, right? Well, no, it's a bit more complicated and interesting than that. Let's read!

Sauce: https://www.latimes.com/health/ny-news-traditional-masculinity-harmful-psychological-association-20190109-story.html
So this is interesting
From the report itself (TL;DR: Male privilege doesn't erase hardship. Gender norms enforce privilege, and cause harm in a litany of areas.):

"Although boys and men, as a group, tend to hold privilege and power based on gender, they also demonstrate disproportionate rates of receiving harsh discipline (e.g., suspension and expulsion), academic challenges (e.g., dropping out of high school, particularly among African American and Latino boys), mental health issues (e.g., completed suicide), physical health problems (e.g., cardiovascular problems), public health concerns (e.g., violence, substance abuse, incarceration, and early mortality), and a wide variety of other quality-of-life issues (e.g., relational problems, family well-being; for comprehensive reviews, see Levant & Richmond, 2007; Moore & Stuart, 2005; O’Neil, 2015). Additionally, many men do not seek help when they need it, and many report distinctive barriers to receiving gender-sensitive psychological treatment (Mahalik, Good, Tager, Levant, & Mackowiak, 2012). "
So this is interesting
The report itself (linked below) has a very sympathetic tone that I've been wanting the public to see, and which is common in gender studies. The aggressive rhetoric you'll find in online trashcans about men being evil or whatever doesn't represent the current zeitgeist within the academic community, so I was thrilled to see this article, which is the result of a 40-year study.

This is how I feel about men. This is feminism to me. This is the kindness I want men to feel: cared for, and free to be whatever they want, whether that's a ferocious executive, or a house spouse, or just someone who enjoys a good long bubble bath with a drink and a book now and then. Be unapologetically yourself, guys.

Sauce: https://www.apa.org/about/policy/boys-men-practice-guidelines.pdf

Most Viral edit: Asking for nudes is creepy, say hi to a cute dog instead! https://imgur.com/gallery/SMun5us

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