Men who are afraid to feel keep women around to do their feeling for them while dismissing us for the same supposedly ‘inferior’ capacity to feel deeply. But in this way also, men deny themselves their own essential humanity, becoming trapped in dependency and fear.
- Frederick Douglass, 1848
- W.E.B. Du Bois, 1920
Audre Lorde, ‘Man Child’ (via scientificphilosopher)
It’s 2019 normalize telling people you love them outside of romantic relationships