As the host of a weekly podcast called Real Men Feel, I do my best to be open to all viewpoints and invite guests that I don’t always agree with to be on the show. Many commenters make decisions about me based on one episode or even just the title of an episode, but I always listen to whatever is being said and usually will ask whoever is upset with the show to appear on it and talk about their perspective.
Our most recent episode was, Men Going Their Own Way, where I discussed on masculinity, the MGTOW movement and much more with Good Men Project writer, Anthony Simeone. Yesterday we got our first comment regarding that show.
Chester Field at 0:00:
Totally biased show with the typical feminist catch phrases like Toxic Masculinity. These men have an inner shame of simply being male. For two generations we’ve raised girls to believe they don’t need men to be happy. Men go MGTOW and everyone loses their shit.
I gave his comment a lot of consideration. I wondered, am I ashamed of being male? Have I ever been ashamed of being a man?
I’ve been embarrassed, confused, and outraged by what other men have done, and by my own actions sometimes too. But I can’t think of a time I was ever ashamed of being the male gender.
Not long ago, I wrote a piece about shame, but nowhere in it did I mention the shame of being male, as Chester states I clearly suffer from.
I’ve had more shame in believing I wasn’t male enough, that I wasn’t man enough. But never have I ever (at least that I recall or am aware of) felt ashamed that I was born a male human being.
So, I’d like to hear from other men: Have you ever felt ashamed to be a man?
And if you are involved with MGTOW and will to come on Real Men Feel to talk about it, please reach out to me at [email protected] I invited “Chester Field” to be on the show, but I think that is as likely as “Virginia Slim” showing up to debate him.
Shame is a horrible feeling, a destructive and draining emotion. The best way to deal with it is to bring out into the light.
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