5 terrible burdens sexism lays on men

5 terrible burdens sexism lays on men
Vincent Van Gogh, "Old Man in Sorrow (On the Threshold of Eternity)," 1890.

[Ed. – I can’t quite tell if Ms. Cristina is conveying the sentiments of men she queried for this piece, or if she’s conveying her reaction to whatever they actually said.]

But we don’t talk as much about how sexism hurts men. Understandably. When you look at the grotesque ways women are damaged by sexism—from economic inequality to political disenfranchisement to literal, physical abuse—it makes perfect sense that we’d care more about how sexism, patriarchy and rigid gender roles affect women than we do about how they affect men.

But men undoubtedly get screwed up by this stuff, too. Not screwed up as badly as women, to be sure… but not trivially, either. I care about it. And I think other feminists—and other women and men who may not see themselves as feminists—ought to care about it, too. …

Here is a list of five:

1. Fight, fight, fight! …

2. Be a good husband/partner/lover — but don’t care too much what women think. …

3. Be hot to trot. Always. With anybody. …

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