I been ruminating about the whole /f/man extravaganza, maybe a bit too much. Best to clear the air. If we're gonna beef, let's get it over with and move on to mutual compromise and respect.
First I want to apologize to /f/feminism as the more I think about posting on there, the shittier I feel about it. I see your viewpoint and respect it and I'm sorry.
The thing though is, I took what I consider is a really important and multi dimensional topic to /f/Man and started really digging into it. So far I feel like we've had some good discussion, lots of comments. I'm learning a lot and hopefully other people are too. This is great as I want to include others and start discussion. FeelsGood.jpg, I start feeling like maybe we can actually make headway into this scary and difficult topic.
But then I get a comment like from Tequila_Wolf about how my submissions on "this being a man thing" are taking up space.
This hurts my feelings my friend.
And I don't see the issue. Pushing towards a healthier masculinity is not going to be solved with a few memes and shitposts. This is difficult, grappling with fascism, gun violence, suicide and honestly examining yourself as a man in order to grow. I don't appreciate you minimizing these topics which really do effect all of us. That is not cool.
As explained in the article you commented on, moving toward a better masculinity is more than a search for identity. It must remain political, it must support feminism and LGBTQ+. You put me in a box when you say this "being a man thing" and that's like, your opinion but hey I disagree.
Why is it a problem in the first place? You wouldn't even say. Let's talk about how /f/Man isn't even an official forum, so it's not bothering anyone on the front page. Lol, is the server running out of room? What is the beef? If you don't want to read /f/Man, than don't read it, that seems fair? Why chill free speech for others? Why are there no complains against me posting a lot in other forums? Why just /f/Man?
Don't intrude on /f/Feminism, ok agreed and sorry.
Stop posting so much in /f/Man, this is important to me and does not impact other's autonomy, so- No.
I would hear your thoughts as we are in this together. My goal is to build bridges and unite against fascist patriarchy. More walls in these times helps no one but the fascists. Minimizing these issues is really unhealthy.