That’s what you’re encouraging when you tell a little boy, a teenage boy, or a man to “man up.”
You are telling him that his feelings are invalid; that no one wants to see that kind of emotional display; that no one cares. Continue reading “Man up”
I am a difficult woman for many people, maybe especially men, to take.
They don’t know what to make of me, so they attribute fault, rather than engage in self-reflection to determine what makes them find me so intolerable.
It is not the words I speak so much as that I speak them at all that makes me less beautiful. Continue reading “I am not a beautiful woman”