Fellow men, I want to share with you a truth. If you express non-platonic interest in a woman and she rejects that interest, it will hurt. Here's what a man does next: he lets that go and moves on. #ToxicMasculinity 1/?
It's okay to recognize to yourself that being rejected stings. Feel your feelings. We're allowed to do that. Being hurt, however, does not last. Being hurt grants you no right of revenge. A boy throws a tantrum. A man lets it go and moves on. #ToxicMasculinity 2/?
We are failing on so many levels by not teaching boys how to be men, to offer our feelings honestly and to accept rejection gracefully. A man accepts rejection as a thing that happens, because we respect those to whom we offer our feelings. #ToxicMasculinity 3/?
If the person to whom we offered ourselves accepts, we honor and cherish that. If not, we let it go and move on. To do anything else dishonors you and your intended.

Feel your feelings, try again with someone else. This is being a good man. #ToxicMasculinity 4/4

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