Fighting Sexism With Cross-Stitched Man-Hating
Welcome to openly toxic feminism.
Hayley Krischer writes at Salon of "Stitch 'n Bitch" knitting groups:
The misandry message has evolved in the form of arts and crafts. Check Etsy for the word misandry and you'll find super-cute pom-pom knit hats with "misandry" emblazoned between rows of hearts. You'll also find lavender and white heart-shaped misandry hair barrettes, a plastic misandry necklace and a misandry-adorned heart-shaped felt brooch with beads.
Oh, but it's ironic, they protest. That is, except when it's not:
There are women who unapologetically hate men. Scrolling through Instagram the other day, I noticed an author whose work I admire wearing a misandry t-shirt. She suggested it should be a "staff uniform" for her magazine. When I asked her via email if the t-shirt was ironic, she wrote back saying, "To me, there's nothing ironic about misandry. I really do hate men. A lot."
Who hates an entire sex of people? Pretty sick. And typically, whether from a man or a woman, I find this sort of hatred a sign that somebody got together with the wrong person and then, rather than being accountable for choosing badly, decided to just deem the entire sex bad.
Back to the subject of the piece, women used to demand equality. Many who call themselves feminists have now become a toxic force in our society, quashing free speech, deeming rational thought a form of discrimination, and institutionalizing discrimination against men...all in the name of "equality."