Reply To: This is why guys like us are so damn screwed up…
Yeah–I understand what the writer is saying (who’s male incidentally–I can’t remember if that came through in the original post but there is a set of guys on that site that seem to be out to prove their feminist credentials as much as possible) and I recognize that the annoyances and the occasional threatening postures are absolutely real. I don’t dispute that.
But I think the “men, keep your head down and shut up. Always” mentality that pervades a lot of those comments is extremely unhealthy. There were a few posters (some women too) pushing back–but the majority on those kinds of threats seem to be “fourth-wave feminism” type women–(the movement lost me at the third wave, I think). I’m a feminist in that I believe in equality and respect for both sexes–but I don’t believe in the sexual double standards I sometimes see from the movement (e.g. women displaying sexuality is to be applauded, men displaying sexuality is to be condemned–or women can smile and say hi, but men can’t)