I feel like I deal with this from men a lot of the time. Men who get upset and sulk, or who lash out irrationally the instant I try to express any anger. Men who seem frightened and overwhelmed by their own emotions. Men who deal with that overwhelm by insisting any conflict is my fault, and simultaneously blame me for “manipulating” them into feeling anything they don’t want to feel.

I don’t want to be anywhere near these men anymore.

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