Feminist in Washington Post: Why Can’t We Hate Men?

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RUSH: There was a column in the Washington Post over the weekend called, “Why Can’t We Hate Men?” It’s by Suzanna Danuta Walters. Who is she? She’s a professor. She’s a professor of sociology. She’s director of the women’s gender and sexuality studies program at Northeastern University. She is also editor of the prestigious gender studies journal called Signs. Is your subscription to Signs current? Yeah, you can subscribe to Signs. It’s the journal of journals about gender studies.

“Why Can’t We Hate Men?” She is dead serious and the Washington Post published this. Let me read you just a few excerpts.

“It’s not that Eric Schneiderman (the now-former New York attorney general accused of abuse by multiple women) pushed me over the edge. My edge has been crossed for a long time, before President Trump, before Harvey Weinstein, before ‘mansplaining’ and ‘incels.’ Before live-streaming sexual assaults and red pill men’s groups and rape camps as a tool of war and the deadening banality of male prerogative.

“Seen in this indisputably true context, it seems logical to hate men. I can’t lie, I’ve always had a soft spot for the radical feminist smackdown, for naming the problem in no uncertain terms. I’ve rankled at the ‘but we don’t hate men’ protestations,” because we do. “But, of course, the criticisms of this blanket condemnation of men … are mostly on the mark. These critics rightly insist on an analysis of male power as institutional, not narrowly personal or individual or biologically based in male bodies. Growing movements to challenge a masculinity built on domination and violence and to engage boys and men in feminism are both gratifying and necessary.”

“Growing movements to challenge a masculinity built on domination and violence and to engage boys and men in feminism are both gratifying and necessary. But this recognition of the complexity of male domination … should not — must not — mean we forget some universal facts.”

Want to hear some of these universal facts? “Women experience sexual violence, and the threat of that violence permeates our choices big and small. In addition, male violence is not restricted to intimate-partner attacks or sexual assault but plagues us in the form of terrorism and mass gun violence.”

So it’s not just that men are violent in the marriage bedroom; it’s not just that men are violent in sexual assaults; it’s male masculinity violence that causes terrorism and mass gun violence. That’s all because of maleness. That’s because of masculinity. “Women are underrepresented in higher-wage jobs, local and federal government, business, educational leadership, etc.; wage inequality continues to permeate every economy and almost every industry.” None of that’s true, by the way, anymore.

But the piece de resistance. “So, in this moment, here in the land of legislatively legitimated toxic masculinity, is it really so illogical to hate men? For all the power of #MeToo and #TimesUp and the women’s marches, only a relatively few men have been called to task, and I’ve yet to see a mass wave of prosecutions or even serious recognition of wrongdoing. On the contrary, cries of ‘witch hunt’ and the plotted resurrection of celebrity offenders came quick on the heels of the outcry over endemic sexual harassment and violence. But we’re not supposed to hate them because,” well, not all of them do this.

“I love Michelle Obama as much as the next woman, but when they have gone low for all of human history, maybe it’s time for us to go all Thelma and Louise and Foxy Brown on their collective butts.” She’s talking about men.

“The world has little place for feminist anger. Women are supposed to support, not condemn, offer succor not dismissal. We’re supposed to feel more empathy for your fear of being called a harasser than we are for the women harassed. … So men, if you really are #WithUs and would like us to not hate you for all the millennia of woe you have produced and benefited from, start with this: Lean out so we can actually just stand up without being beaten down.

“You men, if you really mean you’re with us, pledge to vote for feminist women only and do not run for office yourself. Do not be in charge of anything. Men, step away from your power. We women got this. And please know that your crocodile tears will not be wiped away by us anymore. We have every right to hate you. You’ve done us wrong. It’s long past time to play hard for team feminism and win.”

This is totally serious. Again, it’s Suzanna Danuta Walters, a professor at Northeastern University. Can you imagine the garbage that she’s teaching women in the classroom? Why can’t we hate men and she makes a case for it. And these are the people that tell us we need to come together. And we need to unify.

They’re cracking up. I’ll tell you one of the reasons why. They’re getting a lot of what they want. They got gay marriage; they got transgender this, transgender that; they’ve corrupted and taken over the Boy Scouts. Everything that they have made a fuss about, 90% of it they’ve gotten; and they’re not happy. I don’t think they’re constitutionally capable of happiness.

I think at the root of their problems is a general discontent, unhappiness that breeds an uncontrollable outrage and anger that dominates their being, their existence every day. And no matter how much they, quote, unquote, win, they never feel happy because winning doesn’t seem to accomplish what they think they want. It’s a never-ending cycle.

And so as they get what they want and become more and more unhappy and displeased, they claim to want even more and more. And that’s how they’re going crazy. They’re going crazy. They’re literally losing their minds right in front of us. Problem is, they run a lot of institutions. And they’re taking a lot of people with them, particularly young skulls full of mush as they go crazy.

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