we grow up, women learn that we need to please men. We must seek
validation from men by being constantly attractive, by laughing at their
jokes, by shutting up and listening when they speak, by getting their
attention in whatever way we can. This is further complicated by the
fact that many women are sexually attracted to men and want to have
relationships with them. And if getting the man you fancy means putting
up with sexism rather than challenging male privilege, feminism is not
initially going to seem like a very attractive option.
Feminists have always been accused of hating men because it is a very
effective way of silencing a very threatening movement. In a society
where women's value is based on our ability to please men, and where men
hold almost all the cards, the worst possible thing we can do is hate
them. So when feminists point out and object to the oppression, abuse
and discrimination perpetuated by men against women, this is framed as
man hating in an attempt to silence us, in an attempt to ensure that we
are vilified and ignored by the rest of society, so that male oppression
of women and male privilege can continue unchecked.
how we frame our arguments and no matter what kind of image we seek to
project, as long as we highlight, object to and fight misogyny,
feminists are going to be called man haters.
So I'm not going to waste my time trying to prove that I'm not."
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