the prevalence of memes about men holding on to a single compliment they received for 5 years has me feeling a certain kind of way

one thing that we lose sight of in the discourse of how terrible men are is that the experience of being a man generally completely fucking sucks. does it excuse the nonstop horrifically bad behavior across the board? no. but i think it can explain some of it

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@dankwraith it seems like a huge portion of the male experience is "never have feelings or get closer to anyone except your romantic partner even then gotta be all tuff" and it seems really alienating and lonely

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