My Male BFF & I have had this conversation so many times - all the ways that Men are pressured to Conform. It does them as much harm - AND it rebounds on how they perceive & treat Women: a nasty vicious circle we're All trapped in until we start to THINK DIFFERENTLY & ACT ACCORDINGLY. In essence it is very simple: start treating other people, everyone you encounter, with The Same Respect that you want for yourself. 'Do As You Would Be Done By'. It would Change The World !
“You said it was a joke. A joke is not for the person saying it, but the one receiving it, isn’t that so? If she hadn’t agreed to it, then it wasn’t a joke, but terror.” http://fuckyeahwomenprotesting.tumblr.com/post/161546952340/imagecaptain-naointeressaaninguem-you-know