Men are weak.
I’ve seen women live in abusive situations, and in the morning, they get up, put on long sleeves and make up to hide the bruises, put on a smile to deflect the questions, and go to work.
I’ve seen women work in underpaid jobs (a landscaper makes a living wage, but a secretary doesn’t?! Bull fucking shit) with the threat of being “laid off” hanging over their heads, and they do it with a smile and make it seem easy while they’re being yelled at for things that are their boss’s fault.
I’ve seen women want to complain about sexism and misogyny in the workplace, but not know how to without rocking the boat. Women are afraid of rocking the boat, because it could mean that they are out of work. How many men do you know are afraid of losing their job because their boss has asked them about the colour of their underwear?
I’ve seen women live in horrible situations because they can’t afford to move out. They can’t afford to get away from an awful parent or ex or current lover who treats them like a pet, who treats them like they are not a person and their wants and desires are irrelevant.
I’ve seen men cry because they got laid off from work. I’ve seen men cry because they didn’t get laid. I’ve seen men cry because the job they had wasn’t paying them six figures. I’ve seen men cry because their car blew a tire.
I have seen women smile the day after they were raped. I have seen women smile the day after they were beaten. I have seen women smile when their husbands swore at them and their children repeated it. I have seen women smile the day they were fired for “causing trouble” at work. I have seen women smile the day they were “laid off” for not sleeping with a co-worker. Or for sleeping with a co-worker.
Not all men, of course. But yes all women. Women are the strong ones. We are the ones who carry the family through tough times and the economy through recessions. We are the ones who stay when all others would leave, we are the ones who survive in places that others consider barren wastelands.
The one thing I wish I could tell all of these women: You are stronger than he is. YOU DON’T NEED HIM. In the short term, maybe, but in the long term? You’re stronger than he is, and you’ll probably outlive him. So use him as a stepping stone, and move on.
OP, fuck you right in the ear. You’ve seen all this from women? You know what I’ve seen from men?
I’ve seen men in abusive situations who know that there is no one who will help them, so they have to put on a smile and deflect questions. They learn how to cover up the marks.
I’ve seen men join the military because they can’t find a job or don’t make enough money to survive. They literally trade their safety and sanity for money. They don’t make it seem easy, but people like you just completely ignore them.
I’ve seen men complain about sexual harassment from women in the workplace and be told “oh what? you don’t like that? you gay or something?”
I’ve watched men live in abusive situations that they can’t leave because they have kids and they know if they leave, their ex would take those kids from them. So they take their beatings with dignity because they love their children and don’t want to lose them.
I’ve seen women cry because they failed a test. I’ve seen women cry because their car broke down. I’ve seen women cry because a certain man didn’t love them.
I’ve seen men smile while having to organize their young wife’s funeral because she had no one else to do it (at age 20, mind you). I’ve seen men smile the day after having to kill someone for our government. I’ve seen men smile after finding out their job has irreparably damaged their body, meaning they will always be in pain for the rest of their life until they die, far too early. I’ve seen men smile after being told they cannot see their children anymore.
Not all women and not all men. Strength isn’t gendered. There are strong, wonderful women AND men, and they are equally responsible for carrying the people they care for through tough times and struggles.
The one thing I’m telling you now: stop what you’re doing. Men commit suicide at three times the rate women do because of people like you, who do not appreciate strong people unless they are women. Men get abused by their partners and are ignored. Men HAVE to be strong, because no one cares about them. So shut the fuck up, you insufferable cunt.
Feminism, ladies and gentlemen.
All about equality.