If you are a man I urge you to reconsider.
If you reconsider being a man and end up still being a man then I urge you to reconsider what being a man entails.
Eviscerate your masculinity, hollow it out of the all the poisons it is made of and create something new. Will you still be a man after that point? Maybe, maybe not. But you will be better. You will be a person, instead of a weapon.
I’ve always felt alienated from masculinity and with my experience in feminism, I’m definitely distant and distancing from it. That said, I still don’t have the feeling that other people seem to where they start to feel like they are no longer a man, or that they must rejected manhood. I reject all of the aspects of masculinity that are directly harmful, that dehumanize me and others (though I recognize the social position itself is inherently oppressive and that blanket rejection is an impossible feat). I’m still a man though, I think. That’s how other people see me and that still feels like who I am. A weird man maybe, but a man. It almost feels like cheating to step aside from that? At least for me, I mean. I guess I still need to explore that. I’m very interested in gender theory but I feel no urge or need to explore my own gender, nor do I really know what that entails. I do study and reflect on norms and how other social aspects affect me but I don’t feel anything essentially internal to it. Hmm.
"good luck in the real world" says the 16 year old white middle class boy still living with his parents and never paid a bill in his life