Context: A reddit quarantine period is time given to a sub/community to change their ways, in our case to cleanse ourselves of our supposed toxic masculinity and head towards a more fem-positve direction.
Entering our quarantine phase it was brought to our attention that this community required change. In light of recent events, and having read some of the material pertaining to positive masculinity, I wanted to be one of the first to announce to our reddit overlords that we have changed.
We have changed from the men who were skinny/fat and timid that women were afraid or never felt comfortable being with.
We have changed from the men who were too shy and afraid to make a move when she was asking for it.
We have changed from the men who would lay all our emotional baggage onto women.
We have changed from the men who used to fight and argue incessantly with the women close to them.
We have changed from the men who didn't have direction, which affected our partner's.
We have changed from the men who would leave women bored and emotionless.
We have changed from the men who put the burden on women to give our life meaning.
We have changed from the men who never understood what a women's want and needs were.
We have changed from the men who didn't know what the best way to support women was.
We have changed from the men who would get jealous and angry every time our women went out.
We have changed from the men who expected blind loyalty from women no matter how we behaved.
We have changed from the men who expected women to behave the same way men do.
We have changed from the men couldn't be the rock that our women so desired in difficult times.
We have changed from the men who couldn't let women be themselves, the feminine ladies that they are.
We have changed from the men who loved women only for the fantasy they represented.
We have changed from the men who had unrealistic expectations of women due to our societal conditioning.
We have changed from the men who couldn't make our women happy.
What have we become?
We have become well built, healthy men that our women are proud to be with. Men who look out for and protect their women when needed.
We have become confident men, men that converse and engage positively with women who want them.
We have become emotionally stable men who have their trials and tribulations under control, men that don't lay their issues onto women who deal with struggles of their own.
We have become men who don't argue and fight endlessly with their women, but rather deal with issues quickly and swiftly in a civilized manner.
We have become men with direction, men who know where we're going and are not relying on a woman to guide us to happiness.
We have become men who make our partners feel excited and alive at the prospect of life with us.
We have become men who's lives have meaning and purpose, not attached to what our women provide.
We have become men that understand the wants and needs of women and how to fulfill them.
We have become men who know how to support women, so that they can be all that they can be.
We have become men who don't get jealous and angry at their woman, but rather men who let them go, to be free, if it is not meant to be.
We have become men who don't expect blind loyalty from their woman, but rather men who understand that their behavior does influence how loyal their women are.
We have become men who understand that men and women are different, and that it is wrong for us to expect women to abide by a male standard.
We have become the emotional rock and voice of reason that helps bring stability to women in times of hardship and sadness.
We have become the men who have helped their women to flourish in all their feminine glory. By being the men we've become, it has allowed them to be women.
We have become men who love women not for the fantasy of what they should be, but rather the reality of who they really are.
We have become men that do not have unrealistic expectations of women due to our societal conditioning, but rather men who have calibrated our expectations accordingly.
We have become men that make our women happier than they've ever been.
We have become men.
We have truly changed many men in our years of TRP into a more positive brand of masculinity, and I hope we continue to change many men in the foreseeable future.
Edit: For those missing it: Meant to be tongue in cheek, but there is undoubtedly truth in the statements made.