• gahh, this has been bugging me lately. the first time 20 times I heard someone say “all men are awful”, it had the intended effect … I reflected on it, tried to think about my societal advantages and how dispiriting it is to be a woman on the internet. but it also sets up a No true (Scots)man. a prominent feminist posts something, dozens of men respond positively and supportively — they don’t try to explain or improve the joke, or take credit, or redirect attention to themselves — and it’s like “well it’s not THOSE men”. statements like that imply you can’t be a man and good feminist at the same time. and that makes me want to disengage.

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