The other day I had a very disturbing conversation with someone, a friend, no, an acquaintance of mine. He is a he, a guy, male, and he seemed to have very misconstrued ideas upon feminism, vulnerability and society. So it was a Friday afternoon and I was to work on a project with a few people when instead we went to Tim Hortons. One of my team members had to spend some time with a loved one there and so he and I were left to provide each other with company for an hour or two. I, being the distrusting person I am, spent most of the time asking meaningless questions I hadn't cared his answers for. And he asked me questions like "why don't you want to get married?", "why do you think love is temporary?"-in other words, questions I did not want to answer. As time went by I made an inconsequential futile comment on his vulnerability in which he responded saying "men dont get vulnerable". Mind you, this was the point in which my so called friend became an acquaintance. I was irritated but I kept calm, responding to the comment as if it was rationale and understandable. I explained how neuroscience has proved that females and males are at equal capabilities when born and it is the nurturing of society that dictates our behaviors. My weapon is to pull out statistics and such to prove how wrong he is and make him feel a bit stupid at once. I explained how unfortunate it is for "men" to deal with expectation like the one he had mentioned, how it is less socially acceptable for them to seem vulnerable or weak. My words went through one of his ears and came out of the other. He wanted to 'agree to disagree' but I couldn't do it. I couldn't agree to disagree when I strongly believed my argument for this dilemma was correct. However this conversation died down and he continued to say ridiculous things and distinguished everything I said with "yeah cause youre a feminist". Every argument ended with agreeing to disagree even though I had resisted it. Am I only seeing one shade of colours? Am I in the wrong?