“If women sexually harass us, it’s seen as amusing rather than rapey.”
Men are taught to suppress their emotions, such as sadness, surprise, fear. These are so-called signs of weakness. There is, however, one emotion we’re allowed to indulge in: anger.
“Any problems we have are largely swept under the rug ’cause we have historically ‘Had it better’ or we are expected to be ‘privileged’ enough to ‘deal with it ourselves.’”
“I am afraid to talk to women and have severe trust issues. I thought of suicide several times since it happened. Luckily I have a good support structure in my life. I know I should get help but I have fears of talking about what happened to other people. Mostly, the accusation broke me.”
“I’m super nervous about my penis size.”
There are various things men often do (or don’t do) that cause women to feel shitty in their relationships.
You were willing to love, be vulnerable, and self-sacrificial. That’s beautiful, so don’t scorn yourself for loving.