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This post is strictly for guys, and we may just spill a few well-kept secrets, so be warned.

Okay, now that everyone else has left and only guys are here, feel free to kick back, relax, and crack open a cold one. We've got a post just for you. The subreddit r/TrollYChromosome is only for guys, and the motto is, "Quality Reddit dudes sharing quality Reddit wisdom."

You might find funny situations, laugh, relate, and in general get a grasp of what it's like to live in this world with chromosome Y. For it is not only women that have issues, men deal with double standards, societal pressures to be masculine and their own daily struggles.

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Resist

Resist

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8 months ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Dear men. It is manly to read books. It is manly to wear cute clothes. It is manly to care for your kids. It is manly to relax sometimes. It is manly to do housework. It is manly to love yourself. It is manly to cry, to feel, to BE human. Allow yourself that, please. You have my permission to be human. And if you don’t want it to be manly, it doesn’t have to be. It can be a multitude of things because manliness doesn’t define you. YOU define you. That’s kind of your whole job.

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What does it mean to be a man in today's world? It's a simple question with no simple answer. What is masculinity and what does it mean to men? Many people would say that it means men being aggressive, oppressing women, dropping sexist comments... Very few people actually dig into the topic and think deeply about what masculinity actually is.

#2

A Lot Of Kids I've Seen Act Way Mature Than Actual Adults

A Lot Of Kids I've Seen Act Way Mature Than Actual Adults

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Girls Are Always Taught How To Stay Safe, It's Not As Common To Teach Boys, And I Feel Like We Have Lots Of Young Men Here (Xpost Trollxchrosomes

Girls Are Always Taught How To Stay Safe, It's Not As Common To Teach Boys, And I Feel Like We Have Lots Of Young Men Here (Xpost Trollxchrosomes

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David D. Gilmore tried to find an answer in his book “Manhood in the Making." He examined cultures around the world and found some universal principles of what it meant to be a man. "Gilmore’s main finding was that no matter what culture or society he surveyed, there were always three clear, distinctive, and universal principles common to all men. They are the basic ingredients of the masculinity cocktail, no matter where you go."

#5

Exactly

Exactly

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8 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm straight and I like to do my hair and wear markup. I also look smashing in a black miniskirt. Does that make me gay? No it makes me sexy AF.

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The ingredients according to The Authentic Man magazine are:

  • Protect your loved ones
  • Provide for your family
  • Initiate the connections with females/reproduce
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As A Tall Guy Myself, I Want To High-Five This Troll

As A Tall Guy Myself, I Want To High-Five This Troll

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8 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Lol this man got a business card to tell you just how hard you can go f**k off.

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The main reasons for these duties were that men were stronger and more expendable. The Authentic Man online magazine argues that, "The number of women directly correlated with a species’ ability to survive. A single female could carry, bear, and nurture only a limited number of children, whereas a few men were enough to conceive all of them. Put simply, the womb was more valuable than the sperm. Men were the ones who had to engage in dangerous tasks like hunting mammoths or beating up rival tribes."

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Saw This Post And Thought Of This Sub, If You Want I Can Delete This

Saw This Post And Thought Of This Sub, If You Want I Can Delete This

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For All My Fruity Drink Loving Trolls, Including My Hubby

For All My Fruity Drink Loving Trolls, Including My Hubby

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Times change, but many of these duties are still attributed to men. A lot of boys when growing up were taught to just "suck it up" when dealing with difficult times. It was not acceptable to cry, share emotions or in general be "weak." It is quite sad when you think about it... not to be given the same platform to feel out your emotions as women, but rather try to always "be strong".

#14

Same Bro

Same Bro

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The outcome of this was many men being silent when having troubles, not expressing their feelings and trying to always act tough. It is a recipe for disaster with outcomes like mental health issues, bad communication in relationships, depression, etc.

#16

Wholesome Bernie

Wholesome Bernie

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#17

Support Your Homies, Remember Your Worth

Support Your Homies, Remember Your Worth

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8 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I had a friend whose husband told her to man up while she was giving birth. She bit him on the hand.

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Luckily, times are changing and with today's fast-moving world, men are finally seen as a whole person, not just the strong ones to always lean on. Men are more open and free to express their fears, desires and bad feelings. We are shifting into a place where vulnerability and authenticity are celebrated, with strength being considered being able to openly communicate what's inside.

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It's True

It's True

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#20

Last Week I Asked Her To Marry Me

Last Week I Asked Her To Marry Me

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8 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love the message that although Thor was going through a ton of grief and guilt, despite the fact that he’d been dealing with depression and subsequently weight gain, he was still worthy.

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Hopefully this means better mental health, relationships with family and men being able to show their softer and creative side. Keep scrolling to have a laugh, relate, and get a grasp of what it's like to be a man in today's world. Feel free to upvote your favorite posts.

#22

Boom

Boom

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8 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Never understood this. I used to sub for an exgf who was a dom at playshows. I'm OK being seen seen in public but NOT OK being recorded and posted on the web. Most places like that make you check your phone at the door these days.

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#24

Damn I Really Wonder Why

Damn I Really Wonder Why

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8 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

There's a ute (pick up truck) someone drives around here with a big bumpersticker on the back that says "It ain't weak to speak" and I love it so much.

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#25

A Familiar Struggle

A Familiar Struggle

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#26

Why Is This So Accurate?

Why Is This So Accurate?

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#28

I'm An Oblivious Boy

I'm An Oblivious Boy

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#29

Didnt Know Whether This Belonged Or Not

Didnt Know Whether This Belonged Or Not

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8 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is sad, but then the only compliments I ever get from men have been about what I look like, never anything of substance. Maybe we should all compliment each other more. But genuinely so it's meaningful.

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#30

When Life Starts To Get Better

When Life Starts To Get Better

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#31

When Did You Learn To Pilot?

When Did You Learn To Pilot?

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8 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I’ve always lived under the philosophy of ‘if they don’t like the real you when you reveal it in meeting them, they wouldn’t like the real you when you reveal it after being friends for a while’. It’s worth just being yourself as and when you meet someone, rather than waste the energy on someone who eventually won’t like you.

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#32

How Dare You, Sir!

How Dare You, Sir!

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#33

Sometimes That’s How It Is

Sometimes That’s How It Is

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8 months ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This would be me but I look like beef stroganoff so... Edit: Seems a lot of you actually really like beef stroganoff! I'm flattered!!

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#34

He Be Spittin Straight Facts Doe, I Know This Was Made With Mematic

He Be Spittin Straight Facts Doe, I Know This Was Made With Mematic

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#35

"5'10"? Good Enough Lol" - My Body

"5'10"? Good Enough Lol" - My Body

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8 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

5'2.5" 😭😭😭 my mom keeps telling me im gonna grow more but its been that way for like 3 years now 💀💀💀 thats ok tho i like being short it gives more gremlin energy >:3

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