Women in my office often tell terribly sad stories of their interactions with men. Men asking for nudes. Men expecting sexual favors. Men critical of their bodies. Men inconsiderate of their needs. I believe these women. I've had those experiences too. But I'm not ready to give up on men.
I don't think it's fair to assign an entire gender an ugly label. I'm not ready to hate them in bulk. I know those guys are out there, but they're not all like that. There are some good ones too. There are men who recognize sexuality, but aren't consumed by it. There are men who recognize their privilege, but don't use it to oppress. There are men who serve sacrificially and want to learn. There are men who fight for what is right and are genuinely interested in making life better for me.
That's who I'm betting on—the good guys. Don't make me regret my investment.
Unsplahs photo cred: Leonardo Yip