…, like my Dad saying, “You always talk about such big issues, can’t you talk about anything homey?” What he meant was, why I preferred to discuss women’s rights, startups, and my work, rather than talk about the only things he sees women fit to converse on, which are cooking, homemaking, and childbearing.
I’ve started to believe that men are hurt more than women in the strong slap of toxic masculinity. Our culturally-constructed males weren’t even used to take a reply from their female acquaintances, let alone a different idea or disobedient act. Thank God, our generation is so passionate about finding its authentic voice and we don’t submit to any authoritative person. Naturally, the weak ego of patriarchy is threatened just like when our identities were threatened back then.
I adore your resilience, your writing and your voice. Thanks for the insightful article!