From VIBE Vixen — A quick skim of my Twitter timeline at any random point in the day, and I am guaranteed to be updated on when the pine green Nike Foams hit stores, which rapper has the hottest mixtape out and an assortment of fashion tips (hey@juneAmbrose)! The order in which these tweets pop up are subject to change, but there is one consistent topic that is always up for discussion, no matter what time of day—or night. I’ve noticed that an overwhelming number of my male followers have no problem tweeting about their trust issues.
It used to be that men were the evasive ones in a relationship. They boastfully held stereotypes of being “players” and “pimps.” In the movies, suave characters like Shaft and James Bond were always surrounded by beautiful women. In music, rappers bragged about their sexual prowess and inability to be tied down. Elementary school- aged boys were chanting “Me give my heart to a woman? Not for nothin’, never happen, I’ll be forever mackin” on the school bus with as much vigor as a football fanatic at the Super Bowl. And little girls everywhere were watching Cinderella.