I’m … not really sure why I’m even posting this, but I need some place to vent my frustrations and this is probably the only place I really have for such.
Recently we had a story about a woman dropping some hints to a man that she wasn’t interested: This Strategy Didn’t Quite Hook Up
In the comments to that I, tongue-in-cheek, explain that dropping hints doesn’t work and we men need to be told directly what is meant.
Thanks to this comment I am now being called a misogynist, a member of some MGTOW and MRA groups I hadn’t even heard of before today, and told in no uncertain terms to get my ass off the site by Persephone.
And honestly … no. No, I am tired of being seen as the villain because I’m a man. I am tired of being lumped in with the bad guys because I’m a guy. I am tired of defending myself for thoughts I do not and have never had about women.
So why don’t I just block and move on? Because I can’t. For one thing I was raised to always solve conflicts with words (ironically enough), and blocking is not solving anything. If anything it proves her point.
How does one prove in 2022 that he’s not a criminal, not a rapist, not a murderer? How does one get to be treated like just another human being when he’s a white straight male? How does one earn the right to stay on the only semi-social venue he still frequents?
Or am I supposed to just crawl into a dark space and wait for death to claim me - just because I was born male? Is that really what would benefit the world the most?