The word ‘sensitive’ has lost it’s old meaning. It now means something weak or womanly. But what it used to be was something so much more.
I think we need to reclaim the word ‘sensitive’.
The word no longer means what it’s supposed to mean.
Somewhere along the line, it grew warped, twisted. Perverted. Now, if you call a man ‘sensitive’, it’s a backhanded compliment, at best. You’re calling him a motherly nurturer. At worst, you’re saying he overreacts, is too emotional, and too womanly.
But it hasn’t always meant this. And in fact, the concept it used
to describe – a concept we no longer have a perfect word for in English
anymore, if we yield ‘sensitive’ completely to too-soft men and guys
who think the friend zone
is the surest path to sexy times – is one every man who wants to do
well socially, romantically, or sexually must ultimately strive to make
use of, or perpetually struggle.
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