In general, I pride myself on being the kind of person who does not over-generalize. Like, I wouldn’t like anyone to make an assumption about me based on what i look like or who I hang out with, and I am pretty certain that most other people feel the same way. But, as with all general and self-indulgent pledges, this one does have some lapses. Because of this, there is at least one generalization that I feel comfortable making: All men are fragile. Or, at least, most men feel fragile within the confines of their masculinity.
If you are someone who is a girl or presents as a girl, and you have ever been on the internet before (or even just, like, existed in real life), you will likely have been presented with this fact. From the gendered products to the weird online come-ons to that one guy you don’t know but follows you on every social media account you have just to send you weird, cryptic messages, it’s there. Don’t believe me? Check out these examples of exactly how fragile guys’ masculinity can be here:
1. Let’s start this off with a tweet from the man with the most fragile masculinity out of anyone who ever dropped out of Berklee College of Music, John Mayer:
Just discovered a more male-appropriate heart emoji. ♥️. From the card suits. Not so ❤. ?
— John Mayer (@JohnMayer) April 7, 2017
2. HELP ME:
3. Actually, help these men. They need it more:
4. Excuse me?
5. I am…
literally nothing is more fragile than masculinity pic.twitter.com/0EL2cTkqGA
— flo (@witcheslit) April 4, 2015
6. So very hurt:
7. How long did this take to make, do you think?
8. I AM PRAYING THAT THIS IS SATIRE BUT PRIOR EXPERIENCE TELLS ME THAT THIS IS UNLIKELY:
When you want a spiritual lifestyle but you're masculinity is fragile af pic.twitter.com/QeiygMKTsG
— Ophelia Brown (@bandaidknees) November 5, 2015
10. There may be no hope:
11. The precursor to “bro-jobs:”
12. Please, stop this:
14. Who can’t relate?
15. I’m crying:
16. I’m…well, you get it:
17. Anyway. Yep! Same:
What do you think of these things? Do you have any faves? Let us know in the comments!