I am an idealist, a hopeless dreamer.
I am discovering this more and more about myself as I surf the net in regards to issues of feminism. I encounter such raw unsheathed hatred towards myself because of my gender and my political leanings. I was aware misogyny existed. However these men are so embittered from not being heard (allegedly) that when I give them a chance to do so, I get slammed and banned. It is wham, bam, thank you ma'am at a new level.
To illustrate my view of the wrongness in woman bashing due to alleged misandry I will outline a personal example. I am white and I don't hate black people for hating white people because they hated black people. That kind of thinking just perpetuates a cycle of hatred, which I want to destroy. Certain individuals however seem to be doing just that, hating women, because women hated men because they hated women. It is absurd to those of sound mind.
I am becoming disenchanted with the notion of ever reaching anyone and convincing them to do away with that useless, harmful hatred. Give up on the self pity, and do something useful. However, in this absurd world I found myself in one day, saying that to a man may be seen as oppression.
So I ask you this, is everything oppression?