Azadi from toxic masculinity

I often come across these pricks at the gym, who is hell-bent on correcting me on my posture & the way I exercise, bro did I ask you for one?. this is the problem with men, they always like to help people out even when the person doesn’t need it (The bro culture), just so they can brag about it later on.

Boys don’t cry – There is popular theory that men don’t/shouldn’t cry (or at least this is how men are functioned to be)

I always cried when I was upset/watching a movie (I literally cry all the time I watch Kal Ho Na Ho), and every time I really thought this is a bad thing, men aren’t supposed to cry (Yeah, this is the school of thought, I hail from) Now judge me, please.

Showing emotions other than happiness is something I struggle with.
I grew up being told not to show emotion and then when I did, people would be uncomfortable with it, so I just kept hiding my emotions myself. I was always the one people turned to but when I turned to them, they would be like, eh okay.

I really hate men with an attitude of men don’t cry (Oh common man), the only genuine emotion which makes you a human & Do you want to hide that too?

All these alpha male characteristics portrayals, for FFS, can we just stop this, I mean using this as a tool to get ahead in life is soo 2000’s, please get over it.

All these men don’t cry, talk about, or show vulnerability. Boys should play sports and not peddle into fine arts.

This reminds me of a bit from George Carlin’s standup

“I have certain rules I live by. My first rule: I don’t follow anything the society tells me.”

I think of it as more of a toxic behavior than a toxic male. Anyone can be shitty or “toxic” (when ego takes over power). If some macho douchebag is out acting like a douchebag, perhaps the issue is the fact that he’s a douchebag, not that he otherwise considered himself manly or macho.

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