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Thursday, 7 May 2020

Does 'leaning in' to women make men 'needy,' 'weak,' and 'pathetic'? The man who says so gets trashed on Twitter

An anonymous man is stirring up some Twitter drama for insisting that men who 'lean in' to their women are 'weak' and emasculated.
The man, who goes by Rivelino, has dedicated his account to lecturing on how men and women should behave — and he swears that men who lean in to women physically, emotionally, or socially are needy and will breed disdain in their partners.
While he has earned support from like-minded men — including some 24,000 followers — he's also become a target of derision from men and women who have mocked him as sexist and insecure.
Yikes! An anonymous man is stirring up some Twitter drama for insisting that men who 'lean in' to their women are 'weak' and emasculated
Yikes! An anonymous man is stirring up some Twitter drama for insisting that men who 'lean in' to their women are 'weak' and emasculated
OK dude: The man, who goes by Rivelino, swears that men who lean in to women physically, emotionally, or socially are needy and will breed disdain in their partners
OK dude: The man, who goes by Rivelino, swears that men who lean in to women physically, emotionally, or socially are needy and will breed disdain in their partners
'When a man leans into his girl, he reveals that he feels needy & lower value,' he wrote
'When a man leans into his girl, he reveals that he feels needy & lower value,' he wrote
Future king right here: He included a photo of Prince William leaning in to kiss Kate Middleton on their wedding day — and called him needy' and 'pathetic.'
Future king right here: He included a photo of Prince William leaning in to kiss Kate Middleton on their wedding day — and called him needy' and 'pathetic.'
Rivelino has fired off hundreds of tweets on the subject of what is 'masculine' and what is 'feminine,' including a recent multi-tweet thread that has captured quite a bit of attention. 
'DON'T LEAN IN is one of the first things we should teach beginners. Don't lean in physically, emotionally, socially,' he tweeted.
'The mind & body are intimately connected, and the last thing she wants is a needy approval seeker leaning into her world. Don't lean into her. Pull her into you.'
He included several photos of men and women posing for photos in which the men physically lean into their partners. 
But while most would say this is a show of love or closeness — or that the men are showing a protectiveness toward their wives and girlfriends — Rivelino begs to differ.

'The mind & body are intimately connected, and the last thing she wants is a needy approval seeker leaning into her world. Don't lean into her. Pull her into you,' he insisted
'The mind & body are intimately connected, and the last thing she wants is a needy approval seeker leaning into her world. Don't lean into her. Pull her into you,' he insisted
'It's a mistake,' he wrote, 'to assume that leaning in has anything to do with HEIGHT. It doesn't. Leaning in is about POWER.'
'It's a mistake,' he wrote, 'to assume that leaning in has anything to do with HEIGHT. It doesn't. Leaning in is about POWER.'
'You are a man,' he went on. 'You stand up straight. You live in YOUR world. She is part of your world, if she is lucky enough to be chosen by you. You DO NOT live in her world'
'You are a man,' he went on. 'You stand up straight. You live in YOUR world. She is part of your world, if she is lucky enough to be chosen by you. You DO NOT live in her world'
'WHY CAN'T A MAN LEAN IN?' he wrote. 'When a man leans into his girl, he reveals that he feels needy & lower value. 
'He reveals that he has a weak mindset, and that he feels dependent on her. This is exactly what turns her off. She is looking for strength and confidence in a man, not weakness.'
He included a photo of Prince William leaning in to kiss Kate Middleton on their wedding day — and added thought bubbles to the children around them, who he presumes were thinking that the Duke of Cambridge is 'needy' and 'pathetic.' 
'You are a man,' he went on. 'You stand up straight. You live in YOUR world. She is part of your world, if she is lucky enough to be chosen by you. You DO NOT live in her world.

Laughingstock: His thread has been the subject of criticism, raised eyebrows, and mockery
Laughingstock: His thread has been the subject of criticism, raised eyebrows, and mockery
'If you believe you are the center of your own world, why would you lean into anyone? If you think leaning in has anything to do w/ height, status, power or fame, you're missing the point. You create your own reality. "The world is what you think it is."'
He also shared photos of Jay Cutler leaning into Kristin Cavallari, drawing green lines on top of them to show the way he was angled.
'A woman in love leans into her man. He protects her body, and she protects his heart. 
'Leaning in is a sign of devotion & trust. It's a mistake, though, to assume that leaning in has anything to do with HEIGHT. It doesn't. Leaning in is about POWER.'
The tweets have certainly earned some likes — but they've also been the subject of criticism, raised eyebrows, and mockery.  
Chill, guy: Commenters accused Rivelino of being sexist, saying he is a prime example of toxic masculinity — or in this case, very fragile masculinity
Chill, guy: Commenters accused Rivelino of being sexist, saying he is a prime example of toxic masculinity — or in this case, very fragile masculinity
'Hey fellas what do we think, is scoliosis gay??' joked one commenter.
'I’m sorry what? This is like astrology for dudes insecure with their masculinity,' said another. 
'Imagine spending this much time writing a thread when you could’ve just written “I’m an incel,”' said a third.
'Embracing your wife? Beta male move right there,' a commenter sarcastically chimed in, while another wrote: 'Idk dude maybe not everyone is as insecure as you.'
Commenters accused Rivelino of being sexist, saying he is a prime example of toxic masculinity — or in this case, very fragile masculinity.
'Feeling a constant need to reaffirm your masculinity is one of the least masculine things I've ever seen,' one person wrote.
Others have called him 'sad,' 'crazy,' and 'embarrassing.' 

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