While being a man has privileges, the grass isn’t always greener on the other side. An online community of men shares the burden they must shoulder simply because of their gender identity. For the men out there who struggle to be seen and acknowledged, this one’s for you. AUTHOR: Saad Muzaffar
Table of Contents
- 1. Tough Guys Cry Too: Enshrouded Emotions
- 2. Boys Will Be Boys
- 3. Man Down: Keeping It Together
- 4. Hair, Hair, Everywhere
- 5. “Watch Out! Local Man Spotted Playing Catch With Kids!”
- 6. Always a Dad, Never a Parent
- 7. A Man of Steel Can Still Feel
- 8. A Case of Receding Hairlines and Hopes
- 9. To Ask Out, or Not To Ask Out, That Is the Question
- 10. Not Enough Hugs
- 10 Dumb Things Men Think Make Them Look Like a 'Real Man'
- 15 Underrated Foods That Are More Delicious Than You Think
- 10 American Foods That Foreigners Find Gross
- 10 Worst Celebrities That No One Wants to Ever Serve Again
- 10 Surprising Foods People In Their 50s Never Eaten
- The 10 Most American Foods Of All Time
- 10 Disgusting Foods That People Only Pretend To Enjoy
- 10 Ridiculous Rules People Actually Believe In
- Top 10 Countries With The Best Food In The World
- 10 Signs That You're An American Tourist In Other Countries
- Best Air Fryer Recipes
1. Tough Guys Cry Too: Enshrouded Emotions
Numerous members share how there is no space for them to be vulnerable. They get ignored or laughed at even when they try to express their feelings.
2. Boys Will Be Boys
As a man, you may have a grown-up body, but there’s still an adventurous little boy hiding in you. With all the burdens and responsibilities of manhood, many feel that their curious spirit is shunned in the process.
3. Man Down: Keeping It Together
The pressure of being on top of things is exhausting. With failure not being an option and vulnerability being a weakness, several men feel drained. As one person aptly references Mulan, maybe men don’t feel like being as "swift as a coursing river" at all times.
4. Hair, Hair, Everywhere
Men of the forum share how body hair spurts are not an exciting way to grow old. While they would wish for functional knees, their aging body just rewards them with hair strands growing out of the ears.
5. “Watch Out! Local Man Spotted Playing Catch With Kids!”
I have lost count of how many share their fear of being around children due to the negative stigma of being perceived as dangerous. It’s absurd to the point that one father had to clarify that the child he was with was his daughter, only to avoid a stranger’s interrogation.
6. Always a Dad, Never a Parent
A father is just as much of a parent as a mother is. However, several dads share the remarks they get to hear regarding their role as a parent.
For instance, taking care of their children often gets labeled as babysitting instead of parenting. One father shares how others think he doesn’t know what he is doing even though he changed as many diapers as the mom. Let’s save the hate for parents who are actually horrible!
7. A Man of Steel Can Still Feel
Countless men admit to feeling lonely with all the suppression of one’s emotions and no shoulder to cry on. Unsurprisingly, this takes a toll on one’s mental health and overall well-being.
8. A Case of Receding Hairlines and Hopes
Pattern baldness among men is a real problem. One person shares that they’re confronted with the dilemma of letting their hair be or getting a buzzcut.
9. To Ask Out, or Not To Ask Out, That Is the Question
It seems that men don’t have it easy in the dating circle either. The expectation of being the one who makes the first move does not settle well with many. Not following the norm would get them labeled as a loser.
10. Not Enough Hugs
Finally, several men share how they would be going through the most challenging times, yet their peers won’t hug them. One person shared how he just wanted a hug and a listening ear after his mom's passing. His wife’s friends would offer support but not the male friends. Come on, guys. A little hug never killed anybody!
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