What it indicates to me that the guy is actually emotionally secure. Amazing and a bit distressing that so many women, even young women, seem to interpret it as an indication that the guy is weak. It also shows how deeply engrained so many of us still are in the zero-sum story. My husband periodically gets called Mr. MyLastName and it doesn’t bother him a bit.

Dispelling cultural myths with research-driven stories. My favorite word is “specious.” Not fragile like a flower; fragile like a bomb! Twitter @ElleBeau

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