“Why do men?” – a question that will often pop up in different conversations among women and guys themselves; toxic masculinity and a constant need to control women and their bodies make everyone wonder if we’ll ever know why they behave the way they do.
Why are some men so controlling, apathetic and, frankly, out of touch with reality? Who knows, is their upbringing to blame? Or maybe it’s a tough childhood that did it for them – either way, it’s an ongoing issue that our society keeps battling.
Perhaps we’ll get to see a day when everyone will mind their own business and focus on taking care of the planet’s environment instead – however, since our hands are pretty much tied, roasting such individuals on TikTok works too.
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The world is full of questionable individuals and, sometimes, the things they say are truly unfathomable
“Imagine naming yourself ‘Alpha Masculinity’ but being scared that a horse was gonna steal your girl” – an online user took it to TikTok to roast a Twitter page, or in particular, a thread that a man wrote concerning his disapproval of women riding horses, bicycles and motorcycles because of the sexual stimulation that these activities, apparently, bring them. The video has managed to receive nearly 163K likes, 771.9K views and 162.7K worth of comments discussing this odd statement.
TikToker calls out “alpha male” who believes women shouldn’t ride horses, bikes or motorcycles because they get aroused
April Ajoy, a content creator that uses her platform to “humorously detox American christianity and evangelical culture” began her video by pointing out that the man’s thread started off with some purity stuff that stated how a woman should stay as pure, innocent, clean and modest as possible.
The “alpha male” then shared that sexual arousal and stimulation not for or from her husband makes a woman filthy; God knows what horses and bikes have to do with sexual arousal, but the guy is convinced that women shouldn’t partake in such activities.
The owner behind “Alpha Masculinity” strongly believes that riding a horse, bicycle or motorbike often leads women to a sexual climax, which he finds weird and disgusting; to which April jokingly added that this particular tweet really shows how threatened the alpha male is by horses.
Bored Panda has managed to reach out to the author and we’ve asked her why she thinks men feel the need to control women, to which she replied: “the patriarchy harms us all and gives men a sense of ownership of women – especially in more evangelical spaces. Growing up, we were taught that the man is the head of the family and the woman must submit to him. The young boys heard the same message and are taught from a young age that they are to be tough, leaders who are the headship (ruler) of their family. At the end of the day, it’s about power and if men can control women, they stay in power.”
We’ve also wondered why April thinks the man felt the need to write something like that: “this man’s Twitter thread reeked of misogyny and extreme purity culture that has been taught in churches across America. His bio even says ‘Biblical Masculinity’ so his idea is coming from the belief that women are made FOR men. It’s why men tell women to dress modestly so that they won’t ‘lust’ after them. They view women as sexual objects that need to stay pure for the man. His opinion of the horse and bicycle shows his insecurity and belief that a woman should only be pleased with and by her husband. There is no bodily autonomy for women in Christian purity culture.”
The Twitter user didn’t stop there and revealed that because a horse is large, strong, muscled, powerful and, apparently, “packing” – it acts as some sort of masculine figure that women fall in love with. He then mentioned that a man who allows his woman to ride horses is a man who shares his partner with an animal – however, the alpha male then noted that it’s okay for women to ride horses sitting in front of their partners, but only with their legs together.
Lastly, the TikToker also added: “even though ‘Alpha Masculinity’ had one extreme take on horses, female pleasure and purity, he is a product of purity culture as a whole. Churches that believe men should be above women in a marriage and that women’s bodies are ‘stumbling blocks’ for men to lust after are teaching harmful theology that takes agency from women. It’s a prison. Women and good men should leave these churches who espouse this mindset. In the meantime, it’s okay to laugh at the absurdity of it all to heal from religious trauma – which is why I try to call these guys out in a funny way.”
All of us would be delighted to know whether this account is satire or not – however, when Bored Panda contacted the owner, we were asked whether the exposure he’d supposedly get from the article would be from “angry liberals and soft men”, eventually making the Twitter user turn down our collaboration offer.
What do you think about this peculiar Twitter thread?
Fellow TikTok users shared their opinions in regards to this rather delusional thread
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