“Sure both women and men can be patronised or vilified, but it’s mainly been men on the receiving end historically.” Not remotely true, you say?
There is a good case for believing that a man’s lot has been at least as hard as a woman’s historically: Men were conscripted and sent off to war to die to protect the women safe at home. When a ship sinks it is “Women and children first!”, while the men are expected to go down with the ship. Soldiers are patronised and vilified by their sergeants in basic training yet somehow survive. Women still live an average five years longer than men, but don’t complain about the Gender Death Gap. Men work longer harder hours than women, so they can support their wives and kids, so the women can work shorter hours to spend more time with the kids, and instead of thanking us, women vilify men for the Gender Pay Gap that this sacrifice causes.
If you have never heard a man being patronised or vilified by a woman, then I suggest you see a hearing specialist.
Do yourself a favour and read some of a strong, independent woman’s thoughts of feminism:
Svetlana introduces herself
My name is Svetlana Voreskova. I am from Rostov on Don in the Russian Federation. I live now in Dublin Ireland. I work…
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