Just saw some straight up fucking bullshit up on my facebook dash so here it is… time to make this fucking point against because it is still, apparently, controversial…
Men and boys are Princes and Kings. Full fucking stop.
Men and boys are just as worthy of love and respect and space to exist as women and girls are and anyone who tells you differently isn’t worth your sweat and labor.
Men and boys have the right to take up space and speak their minds and fill the world with their thoughts and ideas and passion as any woman or girl. You are allowed to be loud. You are allowed to be. You are allowed to exist.
Men and boys deserve the space and freedom to express themselves and their emotions in whatever way feels most comfortable and affirming to them. Men and boys do not need to adhere to the feminine conception of “expression” to be valid. Hunt. Fight. Game. Compete. Be what you want to be, who you want to be; do what you want to do. Do what makes you feel manly and what makes you passionate and feel alive.
Masculinity is not inherently toxic, toxicity is inherently genderless. Women and girls can be toxic and abusive, also. Men and boys do not hold a monopoly on toxicity.
Your body is a temple, no matter the shape, color or contour. Your body does not have to look a certain way to be valid. You are handsome and you are attractive just the way you are. Rock hard abs are a noble pursuit if that’s what you want but it doesn’t define your worth as a human or as a man. You are not a piece of meat or an object to be ogled. You are so much more than your body.
Anyone who tells you differently than this does so because they want to contain and hide away all you are and all you have to offer because they feel inferior and threatened. That is their own issue to work through and figure out. You are not responsible for the way your bigness and greatness makes other people feel. Be you, be kind and be GOOD - that is all that is required of any of us, even you.