Hi J Apple. That’s a fun name. I wish my view was outmoded. It would be lovely to look up statistics and discover that I’m rip van winkle and I was asleep when a whole bunch of things changed.

Unfortunately, that’s not the case. In 2018, women still get paid less than men. We still do most of the housework. 58% of the American workforce are women, but only 5% of the Fortune 500 companies have women CEOs.

I agree that men would benefit from learning vulnerability, etc. It’s not that men don’t “have” emotions, because they do. Mostly, they hide them because there’s a societal belief that it’s not “manly” to show emotions except joy, pride, lust and anger.

But here’s the thing. Men learning to be vulnerable, learning it’s okay to cry, (etc) doesn’t automatically mean they’re going to “wake up” and decide that we need more women CEOs or that women should be paid equally. How men perceive masculinity and how men perceive femininity are not the same topic.

Just my two cents of course. Thanks for not yelling at me. lol :)

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