I know women have and as I age I am more and more appreciative of what they have done to help me “adult” up.
The hard part comes down for safety and security for women. There was a great article about a woman and man on a business trip, where he said to the business woman … here can you watch my drink for me.
A woman would never do that because could she really trust the guy ….
Men have been sheltered forever and definitely need to grow up; however, where women have PH.d’s in inter gender handling, men are at best 3rd to 5th grade ….
Patience is gone understandably, but until we come up with good ways or raising boys and younger adult men into respectful and mindful masculinity, there will be a lot of lost boys.
It took me getting therapy, becoming a feminist and going through some awkward conversations and lost friends while during the process to gain this enlightenment …..
I had major issues (trauma) that allowed me to understand the position women see, but while I had the privilege and physical strength to deal with it. On the flip side I had society state things don’t happen like that to a “man” and if it did you aren’t a real “man” coupled with stoic processing imprinted on men ….
It does suck as we all have major things to deal with ….