• Some, not all

    I've found that RADICAL feminists seem to harbor a dislike of men. They seem to view all men as filthy, lazy pigs who see women only as sex objects. Now, these stereotypes are obviously not true (for most men). BUT, that is only the radicals. Most feminists (that is, the ones who fight for things that matter, like equal pay, stopping gender stereotypes, etc) do not in fact hate men. Those feminists I support. The radical, "all men are evil, we should rule over them for a couple thousand years" feminists... Not so much.

  • Arguments against all incidental.

    All arguments against are individual feelings on the subject. There was no citation to even one instance of help for men in arguments. There was only rhetoric that I've heard before about "helping women helps men".

    On the "for" side, there were some good posts about views feminist leaders/founders had. Problems that are clear for men but don't get support.

    I'm already a little biased towards "yes" but the "no" column didn't give me anything new to consider.

  • Just First world feminism

    First world feminism is really the "spoiled brat" effect on a macro level. A spoiled child will never be satisfied with what it has since every demand and tantrum is met with appeasement and goodies. The child learns how to get what it wants but in the process, never learns to appreciate what it HAS. Coupled with the sense of self-righteous entitlement created by the patriarchy narrative, what we get is zealots unable or? Unwilling to see anything but their own 1st world problems.

  • The Invisibility of the Reasonable Feminist

    Much is often said of the mainstream, reasonable feminist that does not hate men, that supposedly make up the majority of feminists. It may even true. Unfortunately, as with aliens, golems, and fairies, no solid proof of reasonable feminists has yet been found, though scientists are still searching.

    There are two kinds of feminists: the very loud, very vocal ones who hate men, and the silent, invisible, and possibly nonexistent ones who don't. You see, when you have a fringe group like feminism (and make no mistake: as only 1 in 7 women identify as feminists, it is definitely a fringe group), and you have a rabidly hateful segment that spouts bigotry towards members of a given race, sex, or national origin, and the "reasonable" ones never, ever do anything to speak against the hateful ones, you are letting the hateful ones represent the movement.

    Since no reasonable feminist is willing to publicly speak out against man-hating, we are forced to concede that the supposed "reasonable" feminist is merely an apologist for organized misandry.

    Silence speaks louder than words, sisters.

  • Have you met a woman in America

    There is an immense hatred and fear towards men. American women walk around thinking men are going to rape and hurt them like a monster because they believe Feminist nonsense. Feminists have succeeded in their agenda of breaking up the family. Women now strive to be like the women of Sex and the City.

  • A lack of compassion.

    For the most part as a group feminists lack compassion for male issues. They often will say they care, but when it comes down to actions hardly anything is done; if not the reverse in some rare cases. Well you might not call this hate to the extreme, there certainty is no love.
    "Cold silence has a tendency to atrophy any sense of compassion."

  • Just look at history!

    Everything that feminism has said and done has been to the promotion of women and to the detriment of all men. Look at major feminist writings, look at feminist lobbyists who insist that women get special privileges without the responsibilities associated with it. Men commit more suicides than ever before, work the most dangerous jobs (and constitute 97%+ of workplace deaths), and are screwed over by family courts while feminists just watch on from the sidelines. Not only do they hate men, they have total indifference to them.

  • Quotes from feminists

    "All sex, even consensual sex between a married couple, is an act of violence perpetrated against a woman."Catherine MacKinnon

    "[Rape] is nothing more or less than a conscious process of intimidation by which ALL MEN KEEP ALL WOMEN IN A STATE OF FEAR" [emphasis added] -- Susan Brownmiller (Against Our Will p. 6)

    "Marriage as an institution developed from rape as a practice. Rape, originally defined as abduction, became marriage by capture. Marriage meant the taking was to extend in time, to be not only use of but possession of, or ownership." -- Andrea Dworkin.

    "Heterosexual intercourse is the pure, formalized expression of contempt for women's bodies." -- Andrea Dworkin

    "One can know everything and still be unable to accept the fact that sex and murder are fused in the male consciousness, so that the one without the imminent possibly of the other is unthinkable and impossible." Andrea Dworkin, Letters from a War Zone, p. 21..

    "And if the professional rapist is to be separated from the average dominant heterosexual [male], it may be mainly a quantitative difference." -- Susan Griffin "Rape: The All-American Crime"
    (p. 86)

    "When a woman reaches orgasm with a man she is only collaborating with the patriarchal system, eroticizing her own oppression..." -- Sheila Jeffrys

    "I claim that rape exists any time sexual intercourse occurs when it has not been initiated by the woman, out of her own genuine affection and desire." -- Robin Morgan, "Theory and Practice: Pornography and Rape" in "Going to Far," 1974.

    "Who cares how men feel or what they do or whether they suffer? They have had over 2000 years to dominate and made a complete hash of it. Now it is our turn. My only comment to men is, if you don't like it, bad luck - and if you get in my way I'll run you down." -- Letter to the Editor: "Women's Turn to Dominate" -- Signed: Liberated Women, Boronia -- Herald-Sun, Melbourne, Australia - 9 February 1996

    "Under law, rape is a sex crime that is not regarded as a crime when it looks like sex. The law, speaking generally, defines rape as intercourse with force or coercion and without consent., Like sexuality under male supremacy, this definition assumes the sadomasochistic definition of sex: intercourse with force or coercion can be or become consensual."

    "Compare victims' reports of rape with women's reports of sex. They look a lot alike....[T]he major distinction between intercourse (normal) and rape (abnormal) is that the normal happens so often that one cannot get anyone to see anything wrong with it." Catherine MacKinnon, quoted in Christina Hoff Sommers, "Hard-Line Feminists Guilty of Ms.-Representation," Wall Street Journal, November 7, 1991.

    "In a patriarchal society all heterosexual intercourse is rape because women, as a group, are not strong enough to give meaningful consent." Catherine MacKinnon in Professing Feminism: Cautionary

  • Sadly it is true

    While feminism may have meant something good in the 1960-1970s, that's no longer the case. Feminism now is not about equal rights but the systematic gaining of...PRIVILEGES for women.
    It has gotten so bad that some feminists even admit (and feel comfortable admitting ) that they DO hate men. No one says anything.

  • Yes they do

    Yes they do no matter how many times they deny it. They might care for their sons. But thats as far as it goes.

    "I feel that 'man-hating' is an honorable and viable political act, that the oppressed have a right to class-hatred against the class that is oppressing them." -- Robin Morgan, Ms. Magazine Editor.

  • "Feminism" means supporting women. "Misandry" means hating men.

    Feminism is about defining, establishing, and defending equal political, economic, cultural, and social rights for women.

    I am a feminist and I am not a misandrist. I'm married to a man who I love and have many other men in my life who I love and support.

    Yes, some individual feminists hate men, but not 'feminists' by definition. Therefore, the answer to the questions is clear.


  • No, they hate some behavior by men.

    Feminists are mothers, daughters, and all kinds of women who have wonderful relationships with men in their lives; however, feminists hate some behavior displayed by men who are misogynistic, who put women down, who believe that women are not equal beings, and who sexualize women. Feminists simply want to be treated equally and with respect.

  • Most Feminists Absolutely Do Not Hate Men

    The question is actually formulated to paint all feminists in one broad stroke, which is a shame. Feminism has historically come in different waves starting from the drive for voting rights. To put it simply: not all feminists believe exactly the same thing. It depends on the era they come from and the point of view they have developed. It's a shame that some men feel intimidated by a woman demanding the right to pay equity and other rights. Asking for men to treat women fairly is not the same as hate.

    Posted by: rpr
  • No, Many Feminists Love Men

    Feminists do not hate men. Feminists simply want women to have an equal place and equal status in society. Many feminists are married, have children, and love the men in their lives. And to be honest, many wonderful feminists actually ARE men themselves. They clearly do not hate men. Feminism isn't about hate.

  • No, I do not hate men.

    No, feminists do not hate men. I consider myself a feminist and I think that it is my duty to support and promote women's rights. We can do anything that men can; lift heavy boxes, fight in combat, etc. Hating men is not part of my platform. I do, however, hate people who think women are inferior (men and women alike).

  • "Feminism" means supporting women. "Misandry" means hating men.

    Feminism is about defining, establishing, and defending equal political, economic, cultural, and social rights for women.

    I am a feminist and I am not a misandrist. I'm married to a man who I love and have many other men in my life who I love and support.

    Yes, some individual feminists hate men, but not 'feminists' by definition. Therefore, the answer to the questions is clear.


  • Not all of them

    There are some feminists that hate men and those feminists have lost the point of feminism. Feminism by definition is about equality. You might argue that feminism is pointless in the first world, however inequality still does exist. Women are not paid as much as men and are not always treated the same socially (ie: double standards, many people do not think they can do high level jobs) Women are still not always treated equal and the way I see it, anyone who believes in human rights and equality, is a feminist.

  • Feminism is not about hating men.

    Discrimination against women comes from everywhere, even other women, not just men. Both men and women can be feminists, feminism is about gender equality, so it also includes standing up for men's rights. Men are very involved in feminism, we just don't see them as much. Men understand that these issues impact them as well, that patriarchy and double standards hurt them, and they want things to change.

  • Millions of moderate and reasonable feminists hate oppression, not men...

    Oppression and sexism are the evils. Some women who have been so badly hurt are prone to extremes and they should be treated with compassion. The vast majority of feminists do not hate people that they've never met, nor the good males that they interact with every day. The extremists do not define the movement.

  • Nothing is ever definite.

    To say that feminists hate men is like saying the French hate Americans. It's a very broad assumption. Feminism has normally been a wonderful movement, evening the turf, fighting for the rights of women. And then there are the extremists, the "men haters". The media usually portrays all feminists like this, because even though they are the minority, they are by far the most vocal, and so at times it seems like they are the only type.
    This has happened throughout history, an example being Nazi Germany, at the time, Germans were displayed as Nazis, all of them, even though very few were actually Nazis, or entirely supported the Nazi agenda. Extreme Feminism is an extremely narrow-minded idea, the most publicised supporters ignorant of all logic and biology, blaming everything on the actions, inactions, and most remote thoughts of men.

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