If Jordan Fucking Peterson were only teaching men this kind of stuff, the world would be a much better place! I know he thinks he is, but really, he isn’t. Study yourself; know your triggers and learn your shadow places. Cultivate your best self and stand there like a lighthouse shining it’s light. Women need to know this too but they are much more likely to go looking for it because it’s not been culturally unacceptable to do so.

“This is also the part where I talk to you about not violating women’s boundaries, and not persisting when they say no, and not getting defensive when women attack you or men in general for being trash. The data is out. They have the receipts.” There are good men in the world, but the data IS still out on males as a gender, and yes, we do have the receipts. I saw one guy complaining that society was teaching men that they are responsible for most of the ills of the world. This was seemingly oblivious to the fact that this was factually correct, because men overwhelmingly hold the power and are responsible for most violent crime against both women and men. We need to work together to really have a better world, but guys, you do need to stop operating under the illusion that women are there for your pleasure and entertainment. We are people too.

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