This year, no one was having the whole “not all men” comeback. (Nope, not here for it!) Instead of sympathizing for men, Huffington Post decided to show real men’s reactions to a bunch of the things that they’ve been told throughout their lives. The title tells you everything you need to know regarding what you’re about to watch, but “48 Things Men Hear In A Lifetime (That Are Bad For Everyone)” features men of all ages (including little boys!) and races saying all the garbage that they’ve been brainwashed by growing up.
Misogyny, homophobia, masculinity, sexism...you name it, you’ll hear it. The video contains 70 years worth of emotional damage—a lifetime of hurtful phrases and insults. We’re still amidst a battle of the sexes, but this two-minute short reminds you that the other half deals with their own shit too. (However, let’s not forget all of the advantages men continue to have regarding simple things like autonomy over their bodies.)
Maybe there’s hope for 2016 after all.