So when is the right time to let go? When does a person let go of the friend who doesn’t care? We used to talk every day, even though we didn’t see each other often. I listened to your problems. I helped you with relationships. We went to prom together. I don’t expect to talk to you all the time. Every now and then is fine. But people change. You believe men are superior to women in all aspects, work and socially. This guy who was a friend once upon a time become an overly masculine, stubborn guy
Work: Men have higher paying jobs than women because they’re better at working than women are. You think elementary school teachers don’t need to know anything. Yes, I (a female), am studying to be a teacher, yet you Mr. ROTC/business guy asked me why all your friends are doing better than you are in classes. Obviously, you are not superior if you have to ask me why you aren’t getting good grades. You’ve failed classes and received Ds in multiple classes. You don’t fucking study hard enough. You aren’t that stupid, but you don’t appear that bright either. I think ROTC and business are wonderful things to do with your life. When we were really good friends I used to be upset you wanted to go into the army because I worried about losing you. Now… I don’t know if I care because it seems like I’ve already lost you.
Socially: In society, men are better than women because they’re stronger. Please. We aren’t in the stone age anymore. We don’t base things like rights and respect off how muscular someone is or the fact that they have a damn penis. And of all guys I would ever have a conversation with, I expected more from you. You know I was sexually assaulted by a guy. I thought you’d understand that I’ve already been violated because of the idea that men have more power than women. And you told me all of this about one year after the assault happened. So really. Why should I be friends with you?
Based on this one fucking conversation, in addition to the many things I’ve learned about you, I don’t know why I still consider myself friends with you. Just because you say I will be a good teacher doesn’t make up for you saying my job is stupid, my kids will fail, and it doesn’t take any knowledge or skill to be a teacher. Listening to me initially after my damn sexual assault doesn’t mean I will ignore your recent degrading thoughts about women. And finally, you didn’t tell me happy birthday. It’s one of the simplest things a friend can do. Shall I just cut off all ties to you now? For the past year and a half I’ve really tried to rationalize my friendship with you. I’m running out of reason to do so. Why should I? You obviously don’t really care.