Dear male friends, I won’t manage your #metoo feelings

And then there are the men.

It feels bad to make a blob of sameness of them. They aren’t some amorphous faceless group. Some of my male friends also shared their stories of abuse, made difficult to voice by both homophobia (in case of abuse by other men) and toxic masculinity and its worship of male strength and virility. With some, not only fellow victims, I could discuss things and feel we were equals - not necessarily equals in having been abused (what a horrible sisterhood that is...) but equals in empathy and understanding.

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Rita Suszek

Rita Suszek

Polish, artsy, frequently angry, rants, comedy, weirdness. Always revolution, sometimes naps.