Well, there are two separate questions here, the question of "Are you making these men feel emasculated?" and the question of "Should you care?" I feel like it sounds like the answer to the former is yes and the answer to the latter is no; I kind of feel like your friend should get over it. When men whine about women "acting like men" or similar I get annoyed.
2a/b (really thick but sort of fine with pretty weak waves), medium-to-fine texture, normal porosity (I think). Doesn't seem to like protein.

Favorite products: Kinky-Curly Knot Today, Kinky-Curly Curling Custard, Curl Junkie Curls in a Bottle, Curl Junkie Curl Rehab, Curl Junkie Curl Assurance Smoothing Lotion, Shea Moisture Curl and Style Milk, homemade flaxseed gel.

Still looking for a cleanser I like.