No matter what subject that speaks about women’s issue, there are always plenty of men who will just pop up in the comment section and say: “No!! Never have I done anything like this” or “Not all men”.
No, we don’t think that every single man are inherently abusive or dangerous. Plenty of men are. If you aren’t one of these guys, that’s great, but do you realize that you are in the minority? You’re awesome for being one of the good guys, the article isn’t directed at you.
“Feminists who talk about rape culture and misogyny aren’t trying to make life difficult for men, they’re trying to make life safer for women.” – Clementine Ford
When women talk and say guys do this thing and we hate it, it doesn’t mean all men, it means most men. If most don’t include you, then you don’t have any reason to get offended.
This is why I don’t understand why more men don’t support feminism.
I always wondered why men who are so offended by discussions about rape, violence against women, systematic oppression and other manifestations of sexism to the point they feel like they have to defend themselves (“not all men”), aren’t instead be more willing to honour themselves and condemn those men who are raping, assaulting, harassing, and hurting women.
“Yes, poor little old you. There we were, discussing rape, violence against women, systematic oppression and other manifestations of sexism, and you had to jump in to remind us that “not all men” do these things. Why don’t you really say what you want to say? “I have never raped/hit/assaulted a woman!” right? Isn’t this what you really want to say? Yes, make a discussion that is about the plight of millions of women about poor little old you. I mean, millions of women are being assaulted and oppressed, but you’ve never done it, so why are we making you uncomfortable with these discussions?” – Brenda Wambui
We see it every single day. Please understand that even the men that we love, never mind random men who we don’t know, have the potential to be dangerous.
“I think feminism should be called something different like common sense or something.” – @tinatbh