Having Bonding issue with male friends
As a man that was raised by his mother almost exclusively, It took a long time for me to stop putting women on a pedestal. My mom over-did it. I treated women like some sort of fragile artifact. She raised me to see women as special, when really, they’re just people.
They fart, shit, sweat and bleed.
However, I can relate to the not fitting in with stereotypical males. I keep female friends easier, but I think that this is the result of my hobbies more than anything. Men bond over activity, women bond over emotion and personality. My hobbies are largely solitary, but I can listen and express opinion just fine. Hence, women are easier to keep interested.
Was this because my mom raised me, and sports/partying wasn’t really encouraged? I have no idea. But honestly, it doesn’t matter to me. The biggest thing I had to learn was that women are just people.
Equality and honesty should go without saying, regardless of gender.
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