‘Weak’, ‘overly emotional’, ‘timid’, ‘delicate’, ‘naive’, ‘crybaby’ are just a few of the adjectives on top of my head that are used to describe a typical woman while in conversation. Not so much because they are actually true, but because society has led you to believe that it is. And contrary to popular belief, things aren’t very different for men either.
Victim to a similar case of stereotyping, men are often construed to be a lot of things that they are not. As opposed to the super chill, non-emotional bad boy image that may have been created of them, a few men came together on Reddit to bust all the male myths that are often believed to be true!
Giddy up fellas, time to set a few things straight!Men Don’t Care
This is a conclusion that most people jump to about men, usually to justify their behaviour after a date or a fight. However, as overused as it may be, it is not true. Men are equally emotional and often care more than they let on.
Thanks to the hundreds of movies that have been built around the concept of men enjoying the chase, the idea may have been romanticised a tad bit too much. Turns out, men are not big on it.
A user who agreed with it, also wrote, “Most of us have been rejected so much that we won’t bother with the chase. We will move right along.” Which tbh, was pretty understandable!All Men Want Is ***
While a large number of men may enjoy the act, men claim to not be slaves to their sexuality. Intimacy, emotional connect and a person’s personality seem to have an equal, if not more, role to play for men.
In fact, a user even wrote, “We are not machines driven constantly by libido”.Enjoying Stereotypical Things Is Toxic
While a lot of stereotypes created for men and women may not be true or relevant, on the off chance that they are, doesn’t have to mean that it makes them toxic. Just like being a man and enjoying beer or even the latest edition of playboy doesn’t need to be looked down upon.
A user supported this by saying, “Toxic is toxic, not weightlifting or violent sports”.That Men Are Meant To Be Strong, AT ALL TIMES
There is an unrealistic pressure on men to be strong and stoic all the time, even at their weakest moment and the fact that they are expected to oblige is absurd. Men are allowed to feel down and emotional and on days that they do, it doesn’t take away from their masculinity.