So I saw this bit in my reader this morning…I went ahead and followed the link they are criticizing and went through the top ten list. It’s pretty terrible and most of them were very familiar to me (though X never bought me a yoga class membership). Many people in the comments (on the Shapely Prose site, NOT the AskMen site) note how these “suggestions” are the how to’s of emotional abuse. So not so funny to me. One commenter stated that the list could be renamed, “Top 10 Subtle ways to Emotionally Abuse Her.”
The whole experience was pretty triggering for me, and I am constantly astounded that shit like this is even out there. But, of course, it is. The sad thing is, most of the guys doing this shit don’t really need these tips, now, do they? I know it just seemed to be second-nature to Mr. X. He sure as shit didn’t need to read any “how to” list in on the internet.
So glad I’m on the other side of it.