Following the conventional norms of manhood can bring social and professional rewards to some boys and men. But it's not a one-size-fits-all kind of thing.

So when people are telling everyone that real men don't express emotion openly, that they have to be "tough all the time", that anything other than that makes them "feminine" or weak, there's a problem. They're putting others in a box. Scratch that. They're putting half of this world's population in a box.

Showing just how often that happens online, the Twitter account Hot Masculinity Takes accepts submissions from folks who find the absolute worst opinions about men on the Internet and reshares them on its wall. Sadly, judging by the number of entries, there's no shortage of these instances.

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Mangrovee
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1 month ago

What the hell? If you want to be safe and not get arrested you are not a “man”?

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Natalie Kudryashova
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1 month ago

Yep, he got her pregnant by being gay. That’s how being gay works

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The person behind Hot Masculinity Takes wanted to remain anonymous but they told Bored Panda that the point of this account is just to post the takes and let people draw their own conclusions.

"I will say that it’s not purely about 'toxic masculinity,'" they explained. "I do draw a lot from the manosphere but a lot of the takes are from women speaking about men, and I include left-wing hot takes too."

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Zedrapazia
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1 month ago

Someone should tell him that car light are LED too.

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Foxxy (The Original)
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1 month ago (edited)

Yet anyone can knock someone else out but not everyone can cook good food.

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Adam C
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1 month ago

dumb dumb think push ups put food on the table.

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According to the American Psychological Association (APA), these cultural "lessons" have been linked to “aggression and violence,” leaving boys and men at “disproportionate risk for school discipline, academic challenges and health disparities,” including cardiovascular problems and substance abuse.

“Men are overrepresented in prisons, are more likely than women to commit violent crimes, and are at greatest risk of being a victim of violent crime,” the American Psychological Association (APA) wrote.

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N G
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1 month ago

Wha.....? This is even more stupid than the height obsession

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Foxxy (The Original)
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1 month ago

A man who wants to have a lunch box. Who knew.

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Gareth Graham
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1 month ago

Thats a lot of words for 'ive never satisfied a woman"

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Societal pressures, expectations from family, friends, and partners, and even expectations of religious identities can be burdensome to a man seeking out his masculine identity.

While some social, political, or religious groups may provide a set of guidelines for a healthy form of masculinity, experts say it is better for an individual to stick to their own definition, so long as it does not harm themselves or others.

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Roadkill The Brave
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1 month ago

Wait staff in the U.S. make less than minimum wage. Plus I'd love to see these people actually wait tables. Seriously. Lets see how long they last when they have to deal with other people like themselves and everything else wait staff has to deal with.

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Hans
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1 month ago

Yes, real men only eat unhealthy food and die young!

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Roadkill The Brave
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1 month ago

Oh dear sky daddy someones been reading too much paranormal romance novels.

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Lauren Caswell
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1 month ago

Yeah, who wants a partner with self control, right?

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Natalie Kudryashova
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1 month ago

Who said female can’t be dangerous

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Nela Rothenbach
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1 month ago

I would think that a man who does not want to make me sick cares about me. Even if it's just as a human being who deserves their health protected.

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GoodWolf
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1 month ago

Whoaw!

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H Edwards
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1 month ago

W H A T

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SANNE
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1 month ago

Modern men beg for women's appreciation..and ancient men didn't? MUHAHAHA The Greek 'ancient man' Paris chose Aprodite as the winner of this beauty pageant because she promised him that if he did so, Helen of Troy (the most beautiful girl in the world) would love him. This started a 10 year war..10 YEARS!!!!

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Joost van Leeuwen
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1 month ago

I think men with illegible handwriting have far more explaining to do...

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Hans
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1 month ago

News for you: gay men are, by definition, men.

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Natalie Kudryashova
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1 month ago

Only women are born

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Zedrapazia
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1 month ago

A man drinking brewed coffee?? *Angry screeching noises*

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N G
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1 month ago

No, I kinda like this one. Sawdust gets abso-fricken-lutely everywhere, just like glitter. It's just as irritating. Statistically speaking, more men are going to generate sawdust than women. That's the trouble with absolutes though - men will use glitter (if they are an artist, for example, or a chef and it's the edible kind) and women will do woodworking and create sawdust. But lumping stereotypes together makes for a short, pithy joke.

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Kristof De Smet
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1 month ago

Would be funny to pop up to a construction site wearing business attire.

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Hans
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1 month ago

Real man rather feel miserable than warm!

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Dave In MD
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1 month ago

Guess the overabundance of testosterone keeps them from typing. Or is that gay too?

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Zedrapazia
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1 month ago

I hope this one gets eaten by his profile pic. Lion snack

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Roadkill The Brave
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1 month ago (edited)

Ok depends on *how* frugal. Regular to moderate Frugal I can get behind, sure we'll probably need to triple coupon but saved money is security. Excessive frugalness to to the point of where you're issued 4 squares of TP a day, that's just insane and kind of scary. None of it's gay unless they're talking about how happy the Frugal man is to buy his car or house in cash.

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N G
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1 month ago

I think I had a stroke reading that.

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Hans
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1 month ago

Are you an endocrinologist? If not you better shut up.

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Hans
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1 month ago

Eating t-bone steaks will help, right?

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