Thought Catalog
April 8, 2017

It Sucks To Be A Man: 66 Guys Explain Why

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What is the issue?

24. We get lonely and nobody cares.

“I’m so incredibly lonely. I don’t express this outwardly but I’ve been single for a long time and have no prospects whatsoever, and I feel so… Unnoticed. Irrelevant. Basically invisible.

Not saying I want a bunch of women fawning all over me, because I don’t. I just want to get one text message that says ‘I miss you’ so that I know I matter to at least one person in the world.”

TheMortarGuy


25. We can’t be victimized by women according to the law.

“Oh, there’s several. In the eyes of the law, the following are issues facing men:
-Can’t be victims of rape.
-Can’t be victims of domestic abuse.
-Are not taken seriously in any issue with a female aggressor.”

Keinichn


26. We get body-shamed, and it’s not considered sexist.

“‘Men can’t get raped.’ ‘There is no such thing as sexism against men.’ ‘I’m so tired of people body shaming women!’ 3 seconds later ‘lol I bet this guy has a small dick!’”

Sigma_Heldenhammer


27. We’re compelled to register for the draft.

“The draft. There’s a fun ‘equal rights’ conversation.”

Justice_Man


28. We’re mocked for being stay-at-home dads.

“Stay-at-home moms are thought of as sacrificing for their children. Stay-at-home dads are bums leeching off their wife’s hard work.”

Blempglorf


29. We’re expected to take it when a woman hits us.

“That it’s OK for a woman to hit a man but not the other way around

Don’t get me wrong—I don’t advocate hitting anyone; but if a woman does instigate physical abuse it tends to go one of two ways:

1) the man takes it and people laugh it off 2) the man hits back and the woman is knocked down and then potentially plays the victim

Genuinely infuriates me; if you can’t take it then don’t dish it out. Treat people how you wish to be treated.”

Kvxyo