The last few discussions I've had with @adrienne_hayden have addressed the topic of the roles society places on men. As well as how the men in our lives are affected by it. As a feminist, I often get so caught up in defending women's rights. That in result I very rarely take a step back to acknowledge how hard the men of this world have it too. Men are raised to present their beings with an extreme amount of masculinity. This entails not being able to be emotional, or express their feelings, without being seen in a negative light as a man. Society has never given men the proper tools they need to learn how to express themselves. The only ways they were taught to release are through anger, aggression, and egotistical & lustful behaviors. We all know It's so easy for us to just blame the people in our lives who are hurting us because they aren't acting out of the genuineness of their hearts. However we rarely stop to question why they are the way they are, and how can we help each other become better human beings? I believe If we all chose to embrace everyone in our lives to be emotional, speak about how they feel, and what issues they are going through we would create a much mentally and emotionally healthy environment to exists in. & big thank you to Adrienne for letting me be your muse in expressing how the broken men in our lives affect us. But most importantly that it's not their fault.