Not only extraordinarily well written, but also spot on. I have a lot of discussions with my male partner about this and we are both dismayed by the continued insistence by some men that masculinity must be performed in this limited way. It’s so harmful to any man who has suffered an abusive relationship, sexual assault, racism, mental illness — really any number of conditions that humans tend to suffer from. People like Piers Morgan demand such a narrow type of existence to assuage their own self hatred. They insist upon stereotypical modes and characteristics for men, sometimes even characterizing men as primal, aggressive creatures who can’t control themselves. yet insist it’s women — usually feminists — who are being sexist!

Also, I love your new names for Morgan.

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