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Does she mean she and her TiF friends have to expend enormous emotional energy propping up one another's fiction that they are actually men?

caretaking masculinity

Have they HEARD how men talk to each other? Men shit-talk one another CONSTANTLY. They're complete assholes to each other. And that's just how friends talk to each other.

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The Tweedy Mutant ♿ 🏳️‍⚧️ 🏳️‍🌈, @ the_tweedy

I used to think that men refused to do any emotional labour whatsoever, but in transitioning I have learned that men actually do an enormous amount of emotional labour -- it's just mostly oriented towards caretaking one another's masculinity. 🧵

If anything, men are constantly attacking each other's masculinity--by way of comparing each other to women. They literally bond over denigrating and hurting us. All of their emotional labor goes towards maintaining their own masculinity.

What does that even mean? Are we supposed to understand that men call each other randomly to praise each other's penis or what?

I know right?! "care-taking one another's masculinity"? What would that involve, exactly?

It makes it sound as though masculinity is a baby or a rambling old falling down building. Hmm.

Woman learns that men are self-centred bastards who only care about other men, thinks the problem is women complaining.

Not a single man thinks that this chick has any masculinity or is their equal.

The delusion. Jesus. If the testosterone doesn't kill her first, she'll look back at having unironically posted shit like this with horror and shame.

Hun.

You still aren’t part of it

They don’t think you’re a man, cuz ur not

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[–] Committing_Tervery alien/ufoself 👽🛸 13 points

caretaking of one another’s masculinity

Translation: validating other TIFs’ delusions.

How the fuck do men take care of each other...? And their ‘masculinity’? Lol. Uh... what. 😦

Haha, I think this is the real explanation, and it’s hilarious.

When I thought she was talking about actual men I was slightly concerned for her!

[–] Tortoisemouse 1 points Edited

Indeed. I'm pretty sure actual men do FA to support each other emotionally. Support each other in a fight, yes. Support each other by giving each other promotions at work, yes. Support each other by publishing/promoting/consuming art & culture by other men, yes. Support each other by presenting the male perspective, yes. Support each other by amplifying male voices, yes. Support each other by ringfencing power for other men, yes. Support each other by encouraging and covering up abuse, yes.

Support each other emotionally? Naaah.

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