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The Absolute Worst Male/Female Double Standards

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It's not just women who get hurt by gendered expectations!

“Feminism” gets a bad rap for being all about women. While it’s true that the movement does focus on issues of women and was started to fight for the basic rights of female citizens, that doesn’t mean that feminists aren’t concerned with making things fair for everyone. In fact, I’d bet that more feminists than you realize think that the patriarchal structure of our society is just as damaging to men as it is to women. Not in the same ways, mind you, but it’s a widely accepted feminist ideal that strict gender roles negatively affect everyone—not just those who identify was female.

Don’t believe me?

Here are some examples of the ways that the patriarchy and its gendered expectations hurts us all, from women and men alike!

smash the patriarchy woman and man

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