It Sucks To Be A Man: 66 Guys Explain Why

Filip Cernak
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1. We come last—after women and children.

“Rampant sexism against men.

Why are there federal set asides for ‘Women Owned Small Businesses’?

Why are men automatically disbelieved on campus when accused of rape?

Why do women usually get the children in divorce?

Why are women and children first?”

shortadamlewis


2. We are disposable.

“Being disposable.

The world does not care about men the same way it cares about women.

A woman dying violently is a hate crime; a man dying violently is a Tuesday.”

sud0code


3. We don’t get touched.

“Men don’t get touched. Platonic physical intimacy is important and men generally don’t get it from others. We’re taught not to from a young age because it’s socially inappropriate. Try introducing in your lives or in the lives of the men around you. Simple touch makes a difference.”

Gnarwaughl


4. We have to cry in secret.

“You have to cry in secret.”

Cryoptic2


5. We are treated as second-class citizens by female teachers.

“As a high school student, the worst part of being a man is the treatment of male students. I once had an old female teacher that spread each boy apart, but let all the girls sit together wherever they wanted. Men are the easiest to pin the blame on when anything goes wrong for some reason.”

smartypants-mcgoo


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Trace the scars life has left you. It will remind you that at one point, you fought for something. You believed.

“You are the only person who gets to decide if you are happy or not—do not put your happiness into the hands of other people. Do not make it contingent on their acceptance of you or their feelings for you. At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter if someone dislikes you or if someone doesn’t want to be with you. All that matters is that you are happy with the person you are becoming. All that matters is that you like yourself, that you are proud of what you are putting out into the world. You are in charge of your joy, of your worth. You get to be your own validation. Please don’t ever forget that.” — Bianca Sparacino

Excerpted from The Strength In Our Scars by Bianca Sparacino.

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