Spinning off a post from earlier this week in the RPW sub. I've been feeling even more appreciative of my SO than usual. I think the backlash to the Gillette ad is honestly nonsense... Anyone that knows what positive masculinity looks like is going to be appreciative of it being highlighted in the mainstream.
Case in point: my SO.
It's 8:30, I'm tucking my babies in to bed and gently waking up my dude. He's a cop who just worked an overnight (1130-730) and then a detail immediately following (8-2). He's exhausted and fell right into bed. I see him sprawled there and I just think, "hero".
He got home at 3 a.m. a few nights ago and I woke up to the sound of him shoveling and salting our walkway. He runs outside while I'm making coffee to warm up my car. He reads to his niece and nephew and stays with his elderly grandfather once or twice a week so that he's never home alone.
He's an amazing, exceedingly decent human being.
Men are JUST as "self sacrificing" as women.
Some dudes are macho dumbass assholes, and some women are stupid whiney bitches, but those cliches don't define the rest of us.
I like this sub because it recognizes common sense Good Stuff about what masculine and feminine bring to the table (caveat that I don't want to get too gendered/binary so nobody gets butthurt blah blah).
Here's to recognizing good, decent qualities in ourselves and in our life partners. Cheers.