[Men] just hate being blamed for everything bad in society. If you ask me, man-hating has increased since the Second Wave, where it was a hot anger. Now it's a cold hatred, plus a ridiculous assertion of women's moral superiority over men.
"If I were a man, I would soundly object to the very implication that women are morally superior to men."
"I believe that women have a capacity for compassion and understanding that a man structurally does not have. He's just not capable of it."
Yeah, we feel really uncomfortable calling ourselves feminists when it's considered sexist for a man to claim that women do need men or that men don't need women, yet it's not sexist for a woman to say that men need women, but women don't need men. The mantra "A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle" isn't going to recruit the other half of the human race to your cause, because it tells us that not only are we unnecessary to you, we're also irrelevant.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
The fish and the bicycle
Another interesting post seen on feministing: