Feminists Like Men More Than Non-Feminists Do
Feminists hate men?
Some people think so.
But a University of Houston study found that feminists like men more than non-feminists do.
That was true regardless of gender. Feminist men and women felt less hostility toward men than non-feminists of either sex did.
Maybe it’s not so surprising.
After all, feminists also support people of color, the poor and the LGBTQ community. Illustrating a general pro-humanity outlook.
And antifeminists tend to be hostile toward a lot of folks: women, people of color, LGBTQ, the poor, people of different religions, people who aren’t Americans… Illustrating a general anti-humanity view.
So what is feminism?
Feminists promote this belief:
Women and men are of equal worth and dignity, and should have equal opportunity.
So why do some say that feminists hate men?
Confusing a dislike of patriarchy for a dislike of men.
Some think that “patriarchy” and “men” are the same thing.
They are not.
Patriarchy supports greater privilege and opportunity for men.
But most men disagree with that notion. When asked if they believed that:
Men and women should be social, political, and economic equals. 82% agreed. And men were as likely to agree as women.
Plus, 16% of men even call themselves feminists.
Antifeminists try to scare people away
Meanwhile, people who fear losing privilege, or who simply fear a change in the status quo, try to scare everyone away by calling feminists “Men-hating lesbians who want to dominate men.”
So clearly, they are homophobic, too. Sure, plenty of lesbians are feminist! But we come in a variety of sexual orientations.
The next time you hear that feminists hate men
Just remember that we actually like them more than antifeminists do.
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