Talk Man To Man
This group has been created for the men out there who don't ask questions or speak about issues.Because men don't speak to eachorher about stuff, they don't realise that certain things is normal or not normal."Is this suppose to happen?" "Am I the only one?"Feel free to start topics, even if you're just curious about things.Woman talk to eachother all the time...
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I like that a space is being created for men to talk to one another...like really talk. I've found it very difficult to maintain quality friendships with especially heterosexual men due to the whole, "That's gay" (which everything usually violates some kind of masculinity code they go by) thing. Usually I find it much easier to open up with either gay men or womxn. I'm hoping to see more in society men that not only think it's okay to express themselves but do so irl versus just talk about it. And it's sad because I can see how much men in general really need someone to talk to/listen to them/provide emotional support, but they are hung up on looking manly, whatever that means.
Yeah...like friendship between men is on a whole nother' level in other countries. I even see this in t.v. shows, which I know don't always represent things the most accurately. It does, however, lend some support to what I've heard. The US isn't alone in this regard though.
It's very effective to get men isolated and scared of one another. That way men are more malleable to control and manipulation. I am a single dad and get frustrated with how dads are portrayed in the media as being stupid, then I realize it all serves a purpose. Since that 18-34 year old demographic is so powerful with advertisers, it helps to discredit any other purchasing influencers on that group. So advertising knows best and dad's a shit, and the isolation continues.
It's very effective to get men isolated and scared of one another. That way men are more malleable to control and manipulation. I am a single dad and get frustrated with how dads are portrayed in the media as being stupid, then I realize it all serves a purpose.
The level of emasculation of husbands within advertising is ridiculous. I realize they must adhere to tropes in order to save time on exposition, but why this one specifically?
...as a gay child and a gay-er teenager I was bullied, beaten up and called names since I amn't (in their eyes) a real man, I am less than a man since I am proudly gay, you see!
I am so sorry to hear about your alienation and suffering growing up. It wasn't unnoticed. You made a difference. Men like me owe you a lot.
Please understand this. As a straight kid, I always admired gay males in particular for their courage in "coming out." Of course I had homophobia about this, as I was taught, but no one could change my wiring so that's not an issue. Now I am a father of teenage boys, and I often cite gay men as individuals and collectively as good role models for my sons. My respect comes from how the people who identify as gay generally (sure with exceptions too) have the authenticity and the courage to be themselves, and that's where gay men outshine many of us middle aged straight homophobes. Gay men, at least in the US, are often the best pioneers we have in the US redefining everything from urban neighborhoods to having deeper more meaningful friendships. My hats off to you, and hell, pants off too. Who needs them.