Know the fucking difference.
Feminism is a good thing. Some people (a loud minority of people really) who think they’re feminists are bordering on misandrists - that’s what gives feminism a bad name. They’re not feminists if they put down men while bringing up women. People who hate the feminist movement because it puts down men don’t hate feminism - they hate misandry.
This is actually great to know. I had such a negative look on feminists (even as a woman) and it was because of the misandrists. Not the feminists.
So thank you for sharing.
Except that there is literally NO such thing as misandry.
In order to fight for our cause we have to point out that men are generally the perpetrators in cases of violence against women and the primary benefits of the patriarchy. Often this is taken as misandry because men aren’t used to being called out. You can’t fight for equality without identifying who the oppressor is and who the oppressed is. And when the oppressor is identified privileged groups almost always take it as a personal attack. So basically, this chart is bullshit.
^^I understand what you’re saying about men being the perpetrators in cases of violence against women, I really do, and you’re right, 100%, but I have to disagree with you about the chart being bullshit. A Misandrist isn’t a woman who calls out men who are pigs, for being huge pigs. A Misandrist is someone who just lumps all men under the pig category, and I’m no pig. I’m a huge advocate for equality. So by all means, if a man is being a pig, call him out on it, then you fight for equality, but if you lump us all under one banner, then it’s misandry.
A misandrist is someone who doesnt exist because misandry doesnt exist. Yes, there are women who hate men but because its not institutionalized there’s no real consequences of this. The only consequence, if you wish to call it that, is hurt feelings.
If you can have misogyny then you can have misandry. It’s like having matter and antimatter, you can’t just deny the existence of antimatter because it’s harder to find than matter.
Ohgosh. If you want to ignore power structures then I cant really argue with you because power structures play a huge role in why misandry doesnt exist but misogyny does. Also, your analogy is weak.
Misandry doesn’t exist. If a day comes where men are treated how women have been treated for centuries, maybe then you can tell me that misandry exists. Until then no, stop trying to silence women; that’s all the word “misandry” was made up for.
If you hate men just because they are male that is a form of PREJUDICE you may not fucking like to admit it but just hating people because of something they cannot control is WRONG why cant you fucking people just understand that equality means EVERYONE IS EQUAL. The existence of misandry does NOT lower the importance of prejudice towards women so why are you all so fucking scared to admit that you can in fact be wrong about blindly hating all men just because they are male.