A common theme in Nice Guy (and even Alpha Guy) complaints is that today’s mean feministy world deprives men of chances to save damsels in distress. They’re aching for a chance to save us from something they tell us. But we won’t let them because we’re too busy listening to Beyonce through our headphones and getting high on girl power.
OK LADIES. pic.twitter.com/cv4YJ05eH0
— Robyn Halloween Pun-acchia (@RobynElyse) October 20, 2018
My frustration is they often don’t specify what they want to save us from. It turns out it’s other men. So instead of longing for a world where women don’t have to fear for their emotional or physical safety, Nice Guys (and some Alpha Guys) want a world where the world is quite scary for women–and only they can save us.
This is yet another example of men who are GLORYING in the idea that women need to navigate the world as potential victims. And what makes him sad is not our victim hood but the idea that we won’t cast him as hero in the movie he’s made in his head.
— SpookyKarateHonkey (@DeathCar72) October 20, 2018
Instead of working to smash the patriarchy and rape culture and encouraging men not to act like dogs, rapists and abusers, they just wanna hang out, oblivious, ’til they’re afforded the opportunity to swoop in and save the day. It’s pretty disgusting if you give it even two seconds’ thought.