You make a lot of good points. Thank you! Some are wrong, though. Most women can’t smile at men on the street without being followed. And it’s not true that women who call out sexual assault are typically believed. Personally, I resent the power dynamics in hetero relationships. I don’t always want to follow or otherwise be subordinate just because I am a woman. Many points you make about male sacrifice are valid, but perhaps not in the way you intended. The patriarchy hurts men as much as women by limiting their career options and means of expressing love. If the power were shared more equally, we would all be happier.

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