"Misogyny is a systematic and institutionalized form of bigotry and oppression that permeates through every aspect of our society in ways that can be obvious or more subtle (rape culture and its perpetuation can be obvious or subtle and can sometimes be difficult for a man who has never felt its effects to detect, but either way it’s horrifying.) Misandry is not systematic and it is not institutionalized. The distrust or hatred of men is a rational reaction to misogyny, which is ubiquitous and static. Statements like “can’t we all just be friends?” assume that there exists a level playing field. Until this level playing field truly exists, statements like these can easily be dismissed as childish, naive, shallow, frivolous and boring."
sixtyforty’s response to a man asking “can’t we all just be friends?” and “isn’t misandry just as bad as misogyny?” (via bitch-outta-hell)
I was “called out” yesterday by a cis man for saying women* experience more violence in our society than cis men do. (after he made 3 jokes in a row about beating women and i told him to fucking stop)… I was told that I was betraying my feminist quest for equality by not viewing all the violence in the world as human to human violence period. He insisted that I was part of the problem for seeing any gender at all, rather than humans devoid of all gender… Thanks for the lesson on equality white straight middle class educated employed blonde man… I see the error of my ways.