Yeah, it's yet another clueless article by a guy who thinks his absurd levels of privilege in society are wrongfully under attack, all the while making the argument he's trying to attack.
The existing system pushes people into gender roles. It tells men they aren't allowed to be empathic and talk about their feelings (lest they be labeled "feminine" or "gay," and it tells women they have to be obedient and empathic and sensitive, all the while mocking and dismissing them for these exact traits. "Those foolish women, listening to their feelings! We men are so much more rational... doing shit instead of giving a shit." Then they march off to some corner and express the only two emotions men are generally allowed to express: hate and anger. Indeed, it's no wonder our suicide rates are so high. Patriarchy hurts men too.
And what a broken concept... the idea that just being there and doing stuff for another guy, like picking him up with our car when his breaks, is good enough. It's dismissive of the depth and complexity of our existence as humans to claim that all we need to do is do stuff for each other to feel wholly emotionally supported.
I have almost exclusively female friends, because their feelings are far less likely to be totally locked down under a totally manufactured barrier of sports, guns, sexism and homophobic slurs. I can talk to them like human beings, relate to them, and they can relate to me. The male friends I have can take a compliment, a hug, and there are even a few who I can tell that I love them.
I'm with Wade, and I think it's the worst kind of amusing that the article blames women's "infiltration of men's private places" when all of this bullshit stems from the sexist system, and the women are at the bottom of that system. It's the classic anti-feminist rant: "everything was fine when I could stand wherever I wanted and the women weren't complaining about my boot being on their fucking necks."