Male Pain Is Male Power

Men hold the world hostage to their fragility and vulnerability — making female pain the inevitable cost of their comfort

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We are primed, almost from birth, to find men’s emotions more serious and more worthy of empathy than women’s.

Men can afford vulnerability and softness and pain because the world will rise up to protect them.

Author of “Trainwreck” (Melville House, ‘16) and “Dead Blondes and Bad Mothers” (Melville House, ‘19). Columns published far and wide across the Internet.

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