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48 Men Tell Us Things They’ve Been Hearing Too Much In Their Lives

48 Men Tell Us Things They’ve Been Hearing Too Much In Their Lives

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    As feminists gain more and more rights for women, and as minorities fight tooth and nail for equality, it is easy to ignore the pain and shame most men endure as they grow up. Fortunately, these 48 men were brave enough to tell Huffington Post exactly what cruel, cutting phrases they hear too much. Here are the lessons they shared with us:

    1. Toys should never be gender-specific.

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      2. Colors, neither.

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        3. Everyone has the right to show his or her emotions.

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          4. Strength is important ― but there is more to a person than how much he or she can lift.

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            5. Any fist can hurt, no matter who that fist belongs to — but words can hurt more.

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              6. This should be a compliment, not an insult.

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                7. Asking questions should be informative, not insensitive and cruel.

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                  8. No one should be subjected to such tactless peer pressure.

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                    9. Because there is more to life.

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                      10. Giving and receiving love from one’s mother should be cherished, not scorned.

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                        11. Just as women come in all shapes and sizes, men don’t conform to a single body type.

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                          12. Hair (or lack thereof) does not determine a person’s worth.

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                            13. It is bad enough reducing a woman to body parts, but forcing men into one of two groups is painful.

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                              14. Having sex is an inherently personal choice, not a marker of social success.

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                                15. In fact, nice guys usually lead the happiest and most fulfilling lives.

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                                  16. Your dating style is determined by your personality (and maybe your sign), not what others tell you.

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                                    17. Gender is no excuse for bad behavior.

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                                      18. Everyone knows the brightly colored drinks are the tastiest.

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                                        19. It is shameful that finding a caring and compex man is a source of surprise.

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                                          20. Again, comparing a man to a woman as an insult is inappropriate.

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                                            21. Enforcing heteronormative roles is naïve and insenstive.

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                                              22. What happened to ‘size doesn’t matter?’

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                                                23. Only you and your partner have the right to an opinion regarding your sexual encounter.

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                                                  24. This is ignorant.

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                                                    25. This is malicious on so many levels.

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                                                      26. As if your girlfiend can’t decide for herself whom she can speak with.

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                                                        27. Violence is never, never, appropriate, and violence never, never, shows your worth.

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                                                          28. This term is offensive to anyone, no matter your gender.

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                                                            29. The history of this insult is much more brutal than you might know.

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                                                              30. Does anyone actually know what this means?

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                                                                31. Face it: Everyone loves Adele, and no one should be abused for it.

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                                                                  32. It’s unreasonable to assume that anyone could keep a dry eye during ‘Up.’

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                                                                    33. Because free speech applies to everyone, even women in relationships.

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                                                                      34. The power structure of relationships has changed, but some people don’t understand.

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                                                                        35. As women enter traditionally male careers, men move into traditionally female positions. It’s good for everyone.

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                                                                          36. This is insulting no matter who you are or what you do.

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                                                                            37. Why should a person be foced to abandon his or her identity if he or she doesn’t want to?

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                                                                              38. Salary is important — only insofar as it provides shelter, food, and comfort, not prestige.

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                                                                                39. Nothing should be able to take away a person’s confidence.

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                                                                                  40. It’s a choice. And no one can judge.

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                                                                                    41. Dancing is a human desire, not a gendered one.

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                                                                                      42. It is dangerous to set such negative expectations on an entire gender.

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                                                                                        43. Most times, possessions are just possessions.

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                                                                                          44. Fatherly protection should only extend so far.

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                                                                                            45. In fact, there are more prolific male chefs than female chefs.

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                                                                                              46. Both people wear the pants, because everyone can wear whatever he or she wants.

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                                                                                                47. Everyone gets older; it’s nothing to be ashamed about.

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                                                                                                  48. That time is the past, present, and future. Men will always be men, no matter how they act, what they like, or why they make their choices.

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                                                                                                    Featured photo credit: Huffington Post via youtube.com

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                                                                                                    7 Powerful Questions To Find Out What You Want To Do With Your Life

                                                                                                    7 Powerful Questions To Find Out What You Want To Do With Your Life

                                                                                                    What do I want to do with my life? It’s a question all of us think about at one point or another.

                                                                                                    For some, the answer comes easily. For others, it takes a lifetime to figure out.

                                                                                                    It’s easy to just go through the motions and continue to do what’s comfortable and familiar. But for those of you who seek fulfillment, who want to do more, these questions will help you paint a clearer picture of what you want to do with your life.

                                                                                                    1. What are the things I’m most passionate about?

                                                                                                    The first step to living a more fulfilling life is to think about the things that you’re passionate about.

                                                                                                    What do you love? What fulfills you? What “work” do you do that doesn’t feel like work? Maybe you enjoy writing, maybe you love working with animals or maybe you have a knack for photography.

                                                                                                    The point is, figure out what you love doing, then do more of it.

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                                                                                                    2. What are my greatest accomplishments in life so far?

                                                                                                    Think about your past experiences and the things in your life you’re most proud of.

                                                                                                    How did those accomplishments make you feel? Pretty darn good, right? So why not try and emulate those experiences and feelings?

                                                                                                    If you ran a marathon once and loved the feeling you had afterwards, start training for another one. If your child grew up to be a star athlete or musician because of your teachings, then be a coach or mentor for other kids.

                                                                                                    Continue to do the things that have been most fulfilling for you.

                                                                                                    3. If my life had absolutely no limits, what would I choose to have and what would I choose to do?

                                                                                                    Here’s a cool exercise: Think about what you would do if you had no limits.

                                                                                                    If you had all the money and time in the world, where would you go? What would you do? Who would you spend time with?

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                                                                                                    These answers can help you figure out what you want to do with your life. It doesn’t mean you need millions of dollars to be happy though.

                                                                                                    What it does mean is answering these questions will help you set goals to reach certain milestones and create a path toward happiness and fulfillment. Which leads to our next question …

                                                                                                    4. What are my goals in life?

                                                                                                    Goals are a necessary component to set you up for a happy future. So answer these questions:

                                                                                                    Once you figure out the answers to each of these, you’ll have a much better idea of what you should do with your life.

                                                                                                    5. Whom do I admire most in the world?

                                                                                                    Following the path of successful people can set you up for success.

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                                                                                                    You’re the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with.[1] So don’t waste your time with people who hold you back from achieving your dreams.

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                                                                                                    An important part of figuring out what you want to do with your life is honestly assessing what you don’t want to do.

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                                                                                                    Maybe you hate meetings even though you sit through 6 hours of them every day. If that’s the case, find a job where you can work more independently.

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                                                                                                    Great accomplishments never come easy. If you want to do great things with your life, you’re going to have to make a great effort. That will probably mean putting in more hours the average person, getting outside your comfort zone and learning as much as you can to achieve as much as you can.

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                                                                                                    “What do I want to do with my life?”

                                                                                                    So take the first step toward improving your life. You won’t regret it.

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