No. Thankfully I’ve meant it whenever I’ve said it.
Actually…yes it did LOL
Radioactive cover by Within Temptation
|1:||What would you name your future daughter?|
|2:||Do you miss anyone?|
|3:||What if I told you that you were pretty?|
|4:||Ever been told “it’s not you, it’s me”?|
|5:||What are you looking forward to in the next week?|
|6:||Did you go out or stay in last night?|
|7:||How late did you stay up last night?|
|8:||Honestly, has anyone seen you in your underwear in the past 3 months?|
|9:||What were you doing at 12:30 this afternoon?|
|10:||Have you ever told somebody you loved them and not actually meant it?|
|11:||Could you go for the rest of your life without drinking alcohol?|
|12:||Have you pretended to like someone?|
|13:||Could you go the rest of your life without smoking a cigarette?|
|14:||Is there one person in your life that can always make you smile?|
|15:||Is it hard for you to get over someone?|
|16:||Think back five months ago, were you single?|
|17:||Have you ever cried from being so mad?|
|18:||Hold hands with anyone this week?|
|19:||Did your last kiss take place in/on a bed?|
|20:||Who did you last see in person?|
|21:||What is the last thing you said out lot?|
|22:||Have you kissed three or more people in one night?|
|23:||Have you ever been to Paris?|
|24:||Are you good at hiding your feelings?|
|25:||Do you use chap stick?|
|26:||Who did you last share a bed with?|
|27:||Are you listening to music right now?|
|28:||What is something you currently want right now?|
|29:||Were your last three kisses from the same person?|
|30:||How is your heart lately?|
|31:||Do you wear the hood on your hoodie?|
|32:||When was the last time a member of the opposite sex hugged you?|
|33:||What do people call you?|
|34:||Have you ever wanted to tell someone something but didn’t?|
|35:||Are there any stressful situations in your life?|
|36:||What are you listening to right now?|
|37:||What is wrong with you right now?|
|38:||Love really is a beautiful thing huh?|
|39:||Do you make wishes at 11:11?|
|40:||What is on your wrists right now?|
|41:||Are you single/taken/heartbroken/confused/waiting for the unexpected?|
|42:||Where did you get the shirt/sweatshirt you’re wearing?|
|43:||Have you ever regretted kissing someone?|
|44:||Have you hugged someone within the last week?|
|45:||Have you kissed anyone in the last five days?|
|46:||What were you doing at midnight last night?|
|47:||Do you miss the way things were six months ago?|
|48:||Would you rather sleep with someone else or alone?|
|49:||Have you ever been to New York?|
|50:||Think of the last person who said I love you, do you think they meant it?|
Someone has never grown up as a boy
Oh look, someone who has never grown up as a male, assuming how males grow up. That we don’t get told the same thing. you’ll fit right into to tumblr.
"men don’t cry"
"be a man"
"that’s not manly"
"play with action figures instead"
"No hitting girls "(but not boys)
"men protect girls even at the cost of their lives" (check like…any action children’s movie or…adult movie)
"It isn’t manly to do that."
"boys are dirty"
"snips, snails, and puppy dog tails"
"boys are stupid"
And it is even worse if you are gay growing up and your parents don’t approve (like most gay people growing up over the past 20 years in the US)
"no cooking, that isn’t manly"
"you need guy friends"
"go to the gym"
"be sure to work hard enough to support two people. you might get married someday"
"go hit on girls"
"pay for meals for girls"
"that’s what boys are supposed to do"
Maybe shut your biased one-sided mouth and stop spreading misinformation. This kind of thing is why the struggles of men are joked about and not taken seriously. Men must lead perfect lives and thus have nothing to worry about. We don’t worry about men who are overweight because they must not have any struggles from that. We don’t need to help the majority of depression victims because they’re men. We don’t need to help the majority of violence victims because they’re men. We can just laugh a man getting his penis cut off and put into a garbage disposal. It’s only a man.
I grew up being told what it is to be a man every step through my life. I was told that men have muscles, eat a lot, and get dirty. In most of the books I read and kids movies I watched, I was told that I need to risk my life for women. “women and children first”, “never hit a woman” (even if she was the one attacking), “protect women” (instead of protect people). I was told that their lives are held more value than mine.
I was told to grow up and find a good job, not for me, but so that I would be found attractive by a girl and so that I could spend money on her to make her happy, but not expecting the same treatment. I was told to date women by picking them up, driving them to a restaurant, paying tons of money on them, buy them a gift, and drop them off. Of course none of the girls that I went to school with were told to do the same thing. ”Because that’s what being a man is.”
I was told that I wasn’t aloud to cook because “it wasn’t manly enough”, even though it’s what I liked to do. Even though I didn’t have any friends and didn’t like going outside, I was forced out because “boys like to run around and get dirty”. I was told that women don’t like flabby men and that I should get thinner (more manly) to attract a woman.
How dare you assume that I as a boy was not constantly told what it is to be a man. How dare you spread that only women get told that.
It’s a horrible thing when influential people spread misinformation like this because more often than not, people will believe you, whether you know what you’re talking about or not.
Exactly! It’s okay to address female issues (especially one’s that are unique to them) but don’t turn a blind eye towards all the shitty expectations that are thrown into men and wave that bullshit, “male privilege” card around.
Can we just take a moment to appreciate Within Temptation’s cover of Radioactive?