What totally floors me is the number of times I read about men doing this. Maybe it’s just me (God I hope not) but I can’t for the life of me fathom why men refuse to understand women aren’t just women, they are HUMAN for God’s sake. Humans who may be anatomically different but damn, have some of the best minds, the most winning attitudes and indefatigable spirit the world over.
Disrespecting someone because of gender is the most thoughtless, asinine bullshit I’ve ever seen. But I’m not embarrassed to be a man. You want to know why?
It’s because I believe in being mindful and aware of humanity, regardless of orientation. If my sister writers are going through this shit each and every day then by proxy so am I and I choose to stand beside them and fight.
Does that make me less of man?
I think it makes me more of one.