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MasculinitySoFragile

It’s no secret we live in a sexist society. Despite the work of those championing equality for all, discrimination still exists.

Today, women still make less money than their male counterparts; there are far fewer female CEOs of major corporations; and despite making up over half of the population, women account for just 20 percent of Congress.

While we’ve made great strides, challenges still exists, particularly because women are still viewed as less capable, less valuable, and weaker than men.

Enter, #MasculinitySoFragile, a hashtag first tweeted as early as 2013.

Like other tags before it that critiqued everything from white feminism and misogynoir, to the lack of diversity in Hollywood, Wednesday, folks used #MasculinitySoFragile to challenge sexism.

Despite the fact the hashtag wasn’t bashing men, but rather critiquing a culture that harms both men and women by creating and reaffirming ideals that hold us both hostage, some men didn’t take too kindly to #MasculinitySoFraile.

One guy even challenged women to fight to, you know, prove he wasn’t fragile.

Of course, many pointed out the irony of his statement.

But when one woman took him up on his offer, @MechofJusticeWZ failed to respond.

Just like fighting racism and pushing back against white supremacy, it’s clear dismantling sexism and patriarchy will be extremely difficult as well.

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