Ikarus Posted March 20 Share Posted March 20 Obviously for gender non conforming people but also for cis people. I think people overlook how inherently toxic gender roles can be. What are the problems I find with the mainstream gender roles? Generally speaking men are aggressive and emotionally suppressed. Woman are either passive or nurturing. Men generally never discuss their emotions and woman are exploited by abusive broken men to nurture them as a personal psychiatrist. Men are uncomfortable with seeing psychiatrists or discussing emotions with friends. Also friendships and socializing in general has eroded dramatically from how it once was so theres that big hole in mens lives. Men unload all of their unprocessed and suppressed emotions on one woman and expect her not to be overwhelmed but to nurture him. This is not smart and not right for both people. woman become exploited since they’re socialized to perform their nurturing gender role towards men. This is often exploited by men and society. Men are exploited by having their emotions suppressed due to not wanting to appear weak. This is exploited by the war machine in a way. Men find brotherhood and strong bonds during war. Men share feelings in these spaces and form friendships deeper than high school buddies who dip out after college. A lot of this can go further back to the patriarchy but thats another discussion and one I am just now beginning to truly understand. What do you find problematic about masculine and feminine gender roles? Do you find these gender characteristics negatively influencing your life, or pressuring you to act certain ways that feel uncomfortable? 3 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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