Men deserve appreciation too.
This comment was by John in reference to the post – It’s Never Been so Confusing to be a Man –
I believe that men and women are NOT identical. We may be equal, but we’re not the same. It’s not just our biology (i.e. genitals), but also our motivation, our thought-processes, nurturing instincts, etc, etc… we’re different. And those differences combined is what I believe makes us humans better and stronger and more balanced. Even in same-sex couples there usually are different strengths which make the couple stronger.
I also believe that we should not shy away from those differences, but rather celebrate them. It’s OK to be a woman … and it’s OK to be a man. Both sexes bring something really valuable to the table.
I do not believe it’s sexist to ask what it means to be a good man. I’d actually like to see “International Men’s Day” – which I don’t think is even a thing – being celebrated as enthusiastically as “International Women’s Day”. However, not even Father’s Day is given as much attention as Mother’s Day.
Men, GOOD men, also need and deserve appreciation and representation, and an “International Men’s Day” could serve as a day to appreciate but also to educate men on what it means to be a good man.
Mind you, I’m speaking from the viewpoint of a western man where women have the same rights as men … I realize there is still MUCH work to be done around the world in favor of women’s equality.
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