Please don’t tell girls “The boy who’s picking on you actually just likes you”
Even if it’s true, you shouldn’t teach girls to respect that sort of affection.
And you should definitely not teach boys that expressing their attraction to women through violence and disrespect is ok.
I’m a guy and I was taught this about girls being mean to me when I was in 1st grade.
So can we teach all children that expressing attraction to other people through violence is not okay?
Yo so I’ve been marathoning Naked and Afraid all day. If you havent seen the show, they basically drop 2 survivalists naked and alone in the wilderness with a map and one item each. They have to survive for 21 days then make a journey to an extraction point.
The experience is grueling, its brutal, its taxing physically and mentally and emotionally. Experts and professionals are selected as contestants and some still dont make it through.
This guy is ready to give up halfway though. Not because of a 5 hour hike in the heat with little water and 200 calories in the past few days. Not because of the bugs and the wild boars at night and the razorrocks that are slicing up their shoeless feet.
Because the dissociation of gender roles was too much for him. He was raised in The South and his grandfather never made a single meal for himself because his mother or wife always did it because the women take care of the cooking and cleaning and the home while the men work and hunt.
So when she went hunting during his shift to watch their only fire and keep it from going out, he bitched the whole time and refused to eat any of the fish she brought back, despite being starving and malnourished. He then carried on about the incident for the next several days.
Gender roles are such a big deal to people, its crazy.
I feel this is very important.
It’s been apparent to me for a while that most men can’t really imagine “equality.” All they can imagine is having the existing power structure inverted.
I cannot decide whether this shows how unimaginative they are, or shows how aware they must be of what they do in order to so deeply fear having it turned on them.