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1. Men aren’t mind readers.

Men arent mind readers…if you want something, be direct.


2. Guys are shy, too.

Guys are shy, too. Don’t be afraid to walk up and talk.


3. Not all men are rapists and sometimes a compliment really is just a compliment.

Not all men are rapists and sometimes a compliment really is just a compliment.


4. If you want a ‘bad boy,’ expect to be treated badly.

Don’t tell me you don’t like me because I’m a ‘nice guy’ and that most girls like ‘bad boys, and then come looking for a shoulder to cry on when he cheats on you or treats you like shit. Instead, go fuck yourself. I don’t care, because you got what you deserved. Next time, try looking for someone who cares about you, even if they’re ‘too nice.


5. It’s not OK to physically assault men, period.

It’s not OK to physically assault men, period. It doesn’t matter how small you are and how big the guy is. If you don’t disagree, walk away, voice your concern, or speak to the law.


6. We are just as emotionally complex as women are.

Men’s emotional lives are, pretty much across the board, just as complex and nuanced as women’s.

Also, there’s a whole ecosystem of subtle communication, competition, and one-upmanship between men (think Alpha/Beta but way more complicated) that is probably largely invisible to you.

We’ve had to navigate through it all our whole lives and sometimes it stinks.


7. Guys like getting compliments about their appearance, too.

Guys like getting compliments about their appearance, too; even just minor ones feel nice.


8. We are not machines. We are human, too.

We are not machines. We get sick. We can cry. We can be goofy or funny. We can be weak or scared. We can go limp. We can complain. We can be nice and sweet. Don’t make men out to be machismo meatheads who just walk around looking for sex and expect us to always be strong and confident and take charge on every single little thing. We are human, too. It’s not bad to be a nice guy.


9. Some of us actually are hopeless romantics.

That some of us actually are hopeless romantics. We want to find true love, too. Even then we will still make mistakes. Some of us it will be really stupid and think that we want different women just because that’s the way we are programmed. And sometimes it takes something big to make us realize that’s not what we want.


10. You shouldnt smack us down for showing emotions.

“ If we open up to you, let us do it instead of smacking us down for being emotional, you’ll have a friend for life.

Don’t assume what movies teach about men is at all accurate; seriously, my last girlfriend did and was perpetually worried I’d cheat even though I find the concept abhorrent.

If we’re quiet, it means we’re thinking, not angry.

We have a strong desire to protect the women in our life, whether that be our wife, our sister, or our grandmother even. We do get overprotective due to an admittedly over-reliance on our gut feelings, and we’re aware it’s annoying you, but humor us and you may be surprised with the results.

A mans younger siblings are extremely important; do not insult them if you want us to stay. Talking from experience here.

We worry over our bodies constantly, media bombards us with an ideal you have to work for years to attain and keep, similar to women, let us talk about it if we need to.

I’ll say it again: IF WE OPEN UP TO YOU, LET US!!! DON’T FUCKING SMACK US DOWN FOR BEING EMOTIONAL OR UNMANLY FFS.


11. Rom-coms don’t work in real life.

You know those movies where the woman is unpredictable, annoying, and generally crazy, but the man she is after falls in love with her anyway? That doesn’t work in real life. Seriously.


12. Never, ever, EVER make fun of a man’s penis.

Never, ever, EVER make fun of a man’s penis. It’s not a fucking game; sometimes shrinkage happens, sometimes I’m just not in the mood. I know that it’s just a game to you, but for us it’s a really big deal. Don’t know why, don’t care why, it just is.


13. I’m not inheriting a kingdom, so I won’t treat you like a princess.

No I won’t treat you like a princess. I’m not inheriting a kingdom, I’m looking for a life partner. My equal.


14. If you keep asking whether we’re angry with you, eventually we will be.

On disagreements: Sometimes a man will disagree with you. He has reasons for it. If you present an argument, and he abruptly says OK, fine, it means you have convinced him. It probably does not mean he’s angry with you. If you then ask, Are you angry at me? and he says no, he isn’t. But if you keep asking, then eventually he will be. Or maybe it’s just me.


15. Don’t use sex as a weapon.

If you weaponize sex, that’s a quick way for us to resent you. And of course if you do not want to do it you should not, but if you treat sex like it is some kind of privilege that your guy should only get it if he has been a good boy and treat it like a reward rather than a romantic and intimate activity that is equally pleasurable for the both of you, then that is a great way to kill any affection your guy has for you.


16. We are afraid of rejection.

Fear of rejection can be downright terrifying. I am lucky that my wife was direct and asked me out.


17. Give us the benefit of the doubt.

Unless we’re fighting, when we say something that can be taken one of two ways and one of the options is bad, we meant the good one.


18. We don’t think about sex every seven seconds.

Men don’t think about sex every 7 seconds. I read this from some womens magazine whilst waiting in the dentist’s office. These womens magazines perception of men is ridiculous.


19. Just say, ‘Sorry, no thanks’ if you don’t want to go out with us.

My deal is, if I ask a girl out and she’s not interested, saying, Sorry, no thanks or a variation thereof is perfectly acceptable. I’ll be more than happy to move the fuck on.


20. Don’t ever assume what’s going on in our minds.

Don’t ever assume what’s going on in our mind. You might think we’re having doubts about all this and things are going to shit so you start acting like it and then it gets all messed up and it’s over. The truth is we’re probably just thinking about the last episode of or something like that. If you want to know, ask!


21. Nonsense behavior will cause us to pull back.

We’re perfectly willing to invest, but nonsense behavior will, little by little, cause us to disinvest. That time you said you were upset and when I asked why, you said, Guess?I pulled back a little. When you started crying instead of articulating your feelings? I pulled back a little. When you developed double standards regarding behaviors that are okay for you but NOT for me? I pulled back A LOT.


22. Do not belittle our cocks.

Unless the guy is super hung, any insinuation that his cock is even a little less than ideal in terms of size hurts a lot. Even some hung guys actually feel like their cock is too small.


23. Say what you mean.

If you say something we’re most likely going to take it at face value.

Example:

Guy: Hey babe I’m going to go play cards at Zach’s tonight is that all right?

Girl: Yeah, that’s fine, stay out all night, I’m going to bed anyway.

Guy:

The guy was giving her the option to keep him home and she told him she was fine with it and she was tired.


24. Mean what you say.

This game of know what I want without me telling you bullshit has got to stop. I’m not a fuckin mind reader. I’m not in a relationship/marriage to play mind games. Tell me what’s on your mind or how you really feel, the guessing games must end. Alternatively, if you would rather me not do something, don’t tell me, ‘No, go ahead it’s fine,’ than get pissed when I do it. Just tell me you’d rather me not.


25. Stop hinting and just tell us what you want.

Your hints are useless. Say what you want. Also, when we pee sometimes we still get some on the floor. Even as adults.


26. If you want to see us happy, just get naked.

Trust me, when a woman is naked, 99% of the time we are happy beyond compare. No matter what you think you look like.


27. If youre not interested in the sex, were not interested in the sex.

If youre not interested in the sex, were not interested in the sex. If youre just going to lie there like a rag doll while we hump away, it gets boring real quick. Fuck, I could go service myself twice as fast with half the exertion if thats all its about. And on a related note, dont take masturbation personally. Its a literal physical need for men. Imagine walking around for a week with loaded sinuses and being told not to blow your nose. Thats literally how it feels down there when we’re backed up. Let us relieve a little pressure and get off our fucking backs. Its not about you.


28. If a guy likes you a lot, he will make time for you.

If a guy likes you a lot, he will make time for you. If you are getting a lot of maybes and excuses, just move on.


29. It doesn’t feel good to have a partner that does nothing but take.

When a guy is constantly doing all the initiating, all of the oral, and all of the work with no reciprocation, don’t act surprised when he stops calling. It doesn’t feel good to have a partner that does nothing but take.

I’ve heard a lot of, Well, I do a lot! Like x, y, and z! Just because it isn’t in the bedroom doesn’t mean it doesn’t count! Yes. Yes, it does mean it doesn’t count when we’re talking about sex. Doing nice things outside the bedroom doesn’t translate into appreciation for what you’re receiving inside the bedroom.

It’s like giving a dog a treat three days after he brings you the paper. How’s he know WTF you just gave him a treat for?


30. Bars aren’t the best place to meet the best guys.

There exist men willing to have serious relationships with youbut those men probably don’t spend their time at bars chatting you up the first time you glance in their direction.


31. Sometimes we just like to hold our balls.

Sometimes, when we’re on the couch, we just like to hold our balls. We’re not sexually aroused, we just like to hold them and know they are there.


32. If you routinely slap your man’s hand away, don’t be surprised if he stops reaching.

If you routinely slap your man’s hand away when he reaches for sex…don’t be surprised if he gets the point and stops reaching.


33. We quite often lack the emotional intelligence or desire to articulate our feelings.

Assuming you’re dealing with a normal male, what we say is what we mean, and what we mean is what we say. Any hidden meanings are a fiction invented by you; we don’t use that channel to communicate.

Conversely, do not use obfuscated communication methods with men for important topics; the odds of us missing or misinterpreting such a communication are high.

Do not talk about problems unless you are prepared to discuss the solution.

If we say we don’t care, we don’t. Especially as regards what we eat. If we say we don’t care, we’re not saying we don’t care who we eat with or whether we’ll eat, only that we don’t care we eat or we eat.

We’re generally shit at going to the doctors or dentists. Even in countries where healthcare is free. Remind us to check for cancer from time to time, or do it for us where possible/appropriate.

Our emotions tend to build up over time, as we quite often lack the emotional intelligence or desire to articulate our feelings. Fortunately, they also fade over time without any obvious outlets, so only sustained angst or serious trauma will have a long-lasting effect.


34. Don’t be nice when rejecting us.

Don’t be nice when rejecting someone. I’m a grown adult and can handle being told no. Just the other day I asked a girl what her plans were Friday and I got a I work all weekend because it’s graduation weekend, but maybe next time!

That could be a hint or genuine statement. Don’t leave shit up in the air, just be straight with us because for the love of god MEN CANNOT READ WOMENS MINDS.

P.S. If you get mad at me for something I did in a dream (I thought people joked about this until it happened to me), I now think youre batshit insane and rule number one is never stick your dick in crazy.


35. We love your big butt in those jeans.

Your butt looks big in those jeans, and we fuckin love it.


36. We pretend not to notice how fake your compliments sound.

We pretend not to notice how fake your compliments sound. Omg, i love your shirt! You are soooo. Funny!


37. Its okay to tell us, No, I would not be interested in going out with you.

Its okay to tell us, No, I would not be interested in going out with you. It makes things a lot easier than saying, Oh, sorry I cant make it my grandma died…my dog is sick…I have to do XYZ. Its a shitty hint, especially after having a seemingly engaging string of conversations.


38. A conversation you had in your head is not a conversation that actually happened.

A conversation you had in your head is not a conversation that actually happened.


39. Ignore all romantic advice from rom-coms.

Every piece of romantic advice you’ve gotten from a rom-com should be jettisoned as fast as possible. Hard to get does not work. Subtle hints are not going to be picked up on. There is no minimum waiting period for replying to texts, agreeing to a second date, resuming communicationanything. Put your cards on the table and be upfront. Men don’t hate a woman who says no; if anything, most men will be grateful that they can just move on. The happiest relationship I’ve ever been in began in one whirlwind night: We went from first date to drinks after to apartment in a single evening. I’m going to marry her once my bank balance has room for a ring in it.


40. If you want us to understand something, then articulate in clear language.

Men are not fucking mind readers. If you want us to understand something, then articulate in clear language. We play draughts, not chess.


41. Men don’t drop subtle hints.

When I ask, Do you know where the remote is?, I am not asking you to look for the remote. When I ask, Is this basket of laundry clean or dirty?, I am not asking you to do the laundry. When I say, We’re all out of milk, I am not asking you to drop everything and go shopping. For fuck’s sake, I’m just trying to exchange information with you. I’m not trying to drop subtle hints that I am unhappy and need you to do something, my God.


42. Please respect our privacy.

Oh yes, another thing: If I tell you, Please respect our privacy, what happens in the bedroom stays in the bedroom, and you turn around and tell all your friends…I will be upset and the relationship will probably not last.


43. If you say, ‘Nothing’s wrong,’ we will believe you.

If we ask, What’s wrong? and you answer, Nothing, we will behave exactly as if everything is OK.


44. Don’t try to make us jealous by talking about other guys.

Mentioning how many guys are going for you/chasing you doesn’t create the narrative of, Oh damn, she’s a hot commodity, better try harder. Instead its, Fuck, chasing her seems like it would be a lot of drama, better skip this one.


45. We are as insecure about ourselves as you are about yourselves.

We are as insecure about ourselves as you are about yourselves.


46. All men are different and they should be treated as such.

All men are different and they should be treated as such.


47. If you want us to do something, expect that we’ll do it our way.

If you want me to do something, expect that I’ll do it my way. If you want something done your way, you fuckin do it. This is the price of delegation.


48. We’re not always in the mood for sex.

Just because we can’t get an erection at a given moment, that doesn’t mean we’re not into you or that we don’t want to have sex. It’s not that simple.


49. If we compliment you, the best thing you can say is, Thank you.

If we compliment you, the best thing you can say is, Thank you. A self-deprecating joke about how we’re wrong is rarely charming.


50. We’re not interested in playing stupid games.

We can see through the Im fine bullshit. But if you say it three times, we’re going to let it go. It’s not because we aren’t aware it’s bullshit, and it’s not because we don’t careit’s because we’re not interested in playing stupid games.


51. If I tell you something in confidence, it’s really not OK for you to tell your best friends.

If I tell you something in confidence, it’s really not OK for you to tell your best friends. And it goes both ways.


52. Just tell us what you want to eat!

What do you want to eat. pls.


53. If you want us to do something, just come out and say it!

Most of us don’t get subtle hints; if you want us to do something, just come out and say it!


54. We can’t always tell when you’re flirting.

Don’t forget that one woman’s subtle hint’ is another woman’s ‘What? Are you kidding? I was fixing my hair, not flirting, you creep.


55. Your enthusiasm is what makes sex good for us.

What makes sex good? One thing more than anything. ENTHUSIASM. It doesn’t matter how hot you are if I’m banging you and you seem bored. Or if the BJ is like a chore or something. Nothing kills the mood quicker.


56. We can and do LITERALLY think of nothing. NOTHING.

We can and do LITERALLY think of nothing. NOTHING. No thought, no music in our head, just nothing. Complete silence in our head. It’s so calming and relaxing.


57. If you ask for my opinion, don’t get upset when I tell you my opinion.

If you ask for my opinion, don’t get upset when I tell you my opinion.


58. We can’t predict when you’re going to act like an evil gremlin.

Ive never owned a gremlin, so please don’t expect me to understand your feeding patterns and be able to predict when you’re going to become an evil monster because all you’ve eaten was some Melba toast 12 hours ago.


59. Men have a C-word as well that we hate to have attached to us.

Men have a C-word as well that we hate to have attached to us. It’s called Creep and encompasses Not my type to Level 3 sex offender and everything in between. It’s vastly subjective, applied liberally with very broad brushstrokes, and can occur with something as simple as looking past you to the beer menu and occasionally crossing glances. The majority of guys would really only like to: a) talk like adults, b) ask you to please step aside so we can get to the bartender, or c) continue being subconsciously aware of your existence but actively thinking about nothing. Indifference, the ultimate villainy.


60. We want black and white, so stop giving us grey.

I read a quote once that said something to the effect of: Guys want black and white and girls can only give grey. Please stop making this fucking true.


61. Don’t look for insults in everything we say to you.

If I say something to you, and it could possibly be interpreted multiple ways, I didn’t mean the one that pisses you off. Don’t look for insults in everything someone says to you.


62. We start to shut down when all the romance is coming from our end.

We like to be wooed as well. We start to shut down when all the romance is coming from our end.


63. Women change and men don’t.

Men fall for women and expect them never to change. But they do. Women fall for men and want to change them. But they dont.


64. We’ll probably go with the girl that jerks us around the least.

A little mystery & drawn-out flirting is good, but seriously, dont let it go on too long. Most guys are talking to more than one girl. Talking, not banging. And we’ll probably go with the one that jerks us around the least. Also when you asked what we’re thinking about & we say ‘nothing, we are not lying.


65. If we ask you to play a video game with us, that means we really like you.

If a man asks you to play a video game with him, and actually takes the time and patience to teach you how to play it, he really fucking likes you and wants to spend HOURS of quality time with you.


66. A man who treats waiters with respect is trustworthy.

A man who treats people who have lower status (e.g., waiters) with respect is trustworthy. A man who does not is not.


67. Men are actually very, very good listeners.

Men are actually very, very good listeners. We pay attention to what you actually say. If you say yes but you meant no, then the breakdown of communication is with you, not us. It’s really not our responsibility to learn what you really mean when you say something completely different.


68. We think in boxes.

Our manner of thinking is pretty different from women’s. The best analogy I have heard is that men think in boxes: If you want to talk about camping, we will take out the camping box; if you want to talk about houses, we put the camping box away and pull out the housing box. There is one box that has nothing in it and, if given the choice, that is the box we will go to every time and literally think about nothing. The nothing box is our favorite one.


69. Sometimes doing nothing is exactly what we want to do

Just because we both have the day off doesnt mean we have to fill it with shit to do. Sometimes doing nothing is exactly what I want to do.


70. Women are hornier than men.

You are hornier than us. Fuck what they told you. It’s true.


71. Never, ever call our penis ‘cute.’

Im surprised by the lack of penis knowledge most women possess, so here’s some information.
1. When we pee, it’s not this magical stream that starts and stops without dripping, and it doesn’t always shoot in a straight line. It can, and sometimes will, shoot out in multiple directions simultaneously at times. We’re not peeing on the seat on purpose, and it’s as frustrating to us as it is to you.
2. Like the joke by Dane Cook, our penis is kind of like an amoeba. It’s constantly changing shape, and you never really know what he’s going to look like at any given time.
3. To add on to the above post, let’s also talk about shrinkage. When we’re dehydrated, been swimming in the pool, or have just been generally very active, he’s going to be a shadow of himself when released to the world. We’re literally talking 1/3 to 1/4 (sometimes even below) his full size. This is expected, but still a bit emasculating. Be an adult.
4. Never, ever, call him cute. Unless you want to talk about how big he is, don’t say a word.


72. We are much simpler than you think we are.

We are much simpler than you think we are. When you hear hoofbeats, think Horses, not Zebras.


73. We get annoyed when we find out you told your best friends our confidential secrets.

We get annoyed when we find out your best friends know everything about our relationship, including the secrets we told you in confidentiality.


74. GIRLS. CAN. ASK. GUYS. OUT.

GIRLS. CAN. ASK. GUYS. OUT. I cannot tell you how often it gets asked on Yik Yak at my university or I overhear girls deliberating over it with their friends if they can ask a guy out.


75. Don’t look for hidden meaning in what we say.

That men really don’t have anything behind what they’re saying. Like, if you’re going out to dinner and he says, That’s an interesting dress, literally he means it’s interesting. He doesn’t mean that it’s ugly, he doesn’t mean that you look fat, that your hair is ugly, that you have a nasty pimple on your chin, he really just thinks your dress is interesting. All the while you’re overanalyzing what he’s saying and thinking of 400 different meanings to what he said, he’s onto thinking about what he wants to eat at the restaurant.


76. When we say, I love you, we mean it.

When you say, I love you, I’m not always going to parrot it back. The reason is because love isn’t a Pavlovian response. When I say, I love you it is with thoughtful intent. I want my I love yous to have meaning.


77. Hints don’t work.

Hints don’t work. If you want something, ask for it. If you expect him to read your mind, you’re going to be disappointed a lot.


78. Don’t try to make us jealous.

Don’t try to make us jealous by pretending to like other guys. A lot of guys will just back off if they think you’re into someone else.


79. We listen to your problems so we can solve them.

If you ask us for advice, we will give you what we believe to be the best course of action. 90% of the time you will ignore us. 95% of the time you will think it’s stupid. But 99% of the time, it will be the simplest, most direct method to solve the problem. That’s what we do, we listen to your problems to solve them. It’s not what you want, but it’s what you get.


80. Don’t wait for us to initiate sex.

If you want to have sex, don’t wait for men to initiate. If a man always has to initiate into sex he will feel like you don’t want it and just do it because you make him feel good but don’t actually feel any pleasure yourself.

Also , when initiating, be pretty straightforward or use very obvious hints because we don’t get it. If you start touching a guy’s dick and he doesn’t understand that you want to have sex, yeah, that’s wrong. But if you give some sort of glance or just say something like, Oh, it’s been a long day and we’re supposed to work from there to understand that you want to have sex that’s not gonna work.


81. A lot of us want a woman that will make us feel loved.

A lot of us want a woman that will make us feel loved, not one who just gets loved.


82. Sometimes we just like to be alone.

Sometimes men just like to be alone; it’s not that we’re angry with you or ignoring you, we just like to be alone occasionally.


83. Don’t tell your friends about our sexual secrets.

If we tell you something about our sexual history or sexual predilections, it doesn’t mean we actually want to talk about or hear about it every time you think about it. We opened up enough to tell you some kooky, borderline stuff we did in the past; leave it alone, don’t bring it up, and definitely don’t bring it up lightly or use it as ammunition during an argument, and what’s more don’t tell your friends about it. This is personal stuff, and at some point grown-up relationships should be about integrity, mutual respect, and trusteven beyond the bounds of the relationship.


84. Give us feedback during sex.

Every vagina and their owner is different. Much like how every penis and their owner is different.

What may work for one, may not work for the other. So during sex, feel free to give feedback. Faster? Slower? Softer? Harder? Let us know what works, what doesn’t. Can we be doing things better? Tell us.

I dated one girl for over a year who told me she didn’t like how I fingered her. Seriously, she didn’t speak up about it for over a year because she felt awkward about it. So she essentially just wasted our time. If I am finger-banging or eating pussy, I’m not doing it for my sake. A little feedback and guidance isn’t going to kill my mood.


85. Constantly being on your phone while we’re out together makes us wonder why we’re actually there.

Maybe it’s just me, but constantly being on your phone while we’re out together makes me wonder why I’m actually there.


86. If you like a guy, tell him.

I don’t know if every guy would agree with this, but I don’t think it’s the rejection we’re afraid of. It’s the possibility of looking like some creep/loser if we ask you out and you say no. It’s the way you’ll see us from then on out that makes us afraid. The vulnerability. So honestly, if you like a guy, tell him. No guy should ever have a problem with a girl doing that; there’s nothing wrong with it. Don’t make us have to go through the whole fear of asking you out if you already want to tell us yourself.


87. Don’t blame us for things we do in YOUR dreams.

Women of the world!!!!

Guys cannot cheat in your dreams!

Three times it happened with an ex of mine. Three times she awoke in a complete strop, of course being the ever caring SO at the time I ask what’s wrong.

Supposedly I cheated with her best friend three times in HER dreams and I’m the one to blame.

I never cheated and never thought of cheating.


88. We need time with our friends, too.

Just because I want to spend the rest of my life with you does not mean I can’t have time with friends. Time apart is sometimes just as important as time together.


89. We shut down because arguing isn’t worth it.

If we shut down or stop responding during an argument, it doesn’t mean we stopped caring about your feelings or that you aren’t worth talking to or that we’re ignoring you. It means we just don’t want to make the argument worse or last longer than it needs to, because chances are, the argument wasn’t worth the energy to begin with.


90. Fuck off with the hints.

Fuck off with the hints (both, the “blatantly obvious” and subtle). We prefer direct, clear communication. Say what you mean and mean what you say.


91. Guys like being the little spoon sometimes, too.

Guys like being the little spoon sometimes, too.


92. Our legs are a Venus flytrap for our dicks.

When we’re spreading our legs, it’s most likely because our balls are uncomfortable. Side note, our legs are a Venus flytrap for our dicks.


93. We don’t get tired of your boobs.

We don’t get tired of your boobs. It’s a joy to see them literally every time. The same with touching them. You might not understand it…frankly, I don’t think we do, either. But for straight men, boobs are the physical embodiment of I’ve been with my SO for almost a decade and my eyes still up light every time. I’m not a very emotive person, but she’s noted my look of genuine happiness when I see them.


94. Don’t assume that we wanna cheat on you with our female friends.

Two things:
1. Unless you have a specific reason, don’t assume that we wanna cheat on you with our female friends. It can be a little insulting.2. Men are very literal. If we tell you we love you or that you’re beautiful, we tend to mean exactly that.


95. Even if you hit us playfully, it still hurts.

Just because a man is physically bigger than you doesn’t mean that punching, kicking, or slapping him doesn’t hurteven if it’s done playfully. We aren’t trees or rocks. Pain still hurts.


96. Im not obligated to still be as attracted to you if you get fat and unhealthy.

Im not obligated to still be as attracted to you if you get fat and unhealthy. I feel this goes both ways.


96. When we break up, please keep the jewelry we gave you.

When a breakup does happen don’t go trying to give back things we gave to you e.g., jewelry, etc.
A) we find it hurtful, like there is no sentimental value to our time together.
B) what am I gonna do with girls’ jewelry/stuff?
C) it may just end up coming across like you are trying to intentionally cause us pain by giving such things back, like a reminder of your existence.


98. The older we get, the less time we’re willing to spend “chasing” you.

The older we get, the less time we’re willing to spend ‘chasing’ you. If I’m interested, and you’re interested, there should be no reason for you to still be playing hard to get and taking longer than two requests for your time to agree to a date. Either commit or tell me you’re not interested. I’m 30. Dating at this age consists of ‘Are we doing this or not? I got shit to do.’


99. If you bring us problems, we will offer solutions.

If you bring us problems, we will offer solutions. That is our way of showing that we have listened and that we care.


100. We don’t run the world.

There is a mountain of men that are really struggling. We don’t run the world. In fact, a very large percentage of us will kill ourselves. 79% of suicides are males (US). White males represent 70% of suicides overall.

And yet, not a single candidate seems to be expressing any desire to combat any of this. As have no candidates in decades.

The Men’s Rights movement is something that seems to piss off a lot of people. But this is one of our biggest concerns. Personally, I get very upset when I hear economically debunked wage gap lies perpetrated repeatedly, year-after-year. Wage gap. #HeForShe. #BringBackOurGirls. Mansplaining. Manspreading. Alarming rate of suicide in males? Crickets. Massively disproportionate rates of violent crime? BORING. Schoolboys being burned alive or forced into being child soldiers? #BringBackOurBoys? HA! More like #BringBackMyKardashians, am I right!?

There is a vast lack of perspective missing from today’s social justice warriors, corrupt politicians, and ideologues. Men are struggling. Boys are struggling. Worldwide, even.

Crickets.

In the past week, the woman who once claimed, Women have always been the primary victims of war made another sexist plea to further denigrate the worth of male life. In spite of the FACT that women receive 63% (SIXTY-THREE PERCENT) lighter sentences than men for the same crime if they are prosecuted at ALL, Hillary Clinton feels that the criminal justice system is unfair…to women. Because putting women in prison takes them away from their families. And, obviously, men being away from their families is no big deal.

Advocates for the acknowledgement of men’s issues do not hate you, women. But I do hate every last harpy that has shouted down people (men, women, trans alike) just trying to speak about men’s struggles. I do hate the COUNTLESS not-true feminists I see littering Twitter with continued attempts to minimize men’s issues, or proudly posting their #MaleTears selfies. I DON’T hate, but proudly champion, the amazing women that ARE trying to bring light to these issues. The kinds of women who DON’T just sit there when their friends are all joking about how men are worthless or only good for one thing (thanks, wife, for calling out double standards).

And that’s why I don’t hate women. Like most MRAs. We love women. We’ve most likely been raised by amazing women, grown up with them as siblings, dated and married them. There are mountains of you that are NOT the problem. But we need your help. We need your cooperation and insistence on fact-based politics, not gender-based. The wage gap continues to be an issue liberal candidates will espouse, in the face of economic and statistical proof to the illegitimacy of the argument, simply because a large percentage of people seem to want to hear it. There is a race, it seems, to victimhood. Who am I to judge most things, but I feel fairly confident in saying that the prevention of male suicide and homelessness deserves more of our airtime, advertising, outreach, and funding than a wage gap myth that is repeatedly debunked under the slightest bit of academic scrutiny (or at the very least, reduced to a range that is within a standard margin of error).

This simple belief will undoubtedly be met with shouts of misogyny. I am a misogynist simply for prioritizing a concrete, factual narrative that prioritizes a life-and-death issue.

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