"Regardless of individual men’s behavior, the facts of patriarchy give women ample reason to resent men collectively simply because “male” is a privileged social category in relation to which women experience oppression. This is quite different, however, from holding individual men accountable for the existence of patriarchy and blaming them simply for being men.

In other words, when a woman says, “I hate men,” this doesn’t necessarily mean she hates me, Allan. But, living in a society dominated by individualistic thinking makes it easy to lose sight of the crucial distinction between men as individuals and men as a category of people.
[…]
Women’s anger is an important engine for change, and if women have to tiptoe around worrying about whether it might hurt a man’s feelings, they’re going to be silenced."
Allan G. Johnson, The Gender Knot

Notes

  1. emmysuh reblogged this from doloresjaneumbridge
  2. abcdefghi-xyz reblogged this from grameanslove
  3. i--refuse--to--fucking--sink reblogged this from doloresjaneumbridge
  4. shetterjam reblogged this from doloresjaneumbridge
  5. awildklainerappeared reblogged this from doloresjaneumbridge
  6. imnotbethany reblogged this from doloresjaneumbridge
  7. tamystardust reblogged this from doloresjaneumbridge
  8. finnickcriss reblogged this from doloresjaneumbridge
  9. grameanslove reblogged this from doloresjaneumbridge
  10. sothisiscontinoushappiness reblogged this from doloresjaneumbridge
  11. sharkboybooty reblogged this from doloresjaneumbridge
  12. doloresjaneumbridge reblogged this from pedagogyoftheoppressed
  13. lifeandliesofchelsey reblogged this from enrack
  14. nichtsichtbar94 reblogged this from sarekedicik
  15. sarekedicik reblogged this from megnasnax
  16. a-silver-siren reblogged this from themarauderess
  17. themarauderess reblogged this from colberts
  18. whatwouldsteverogersdo reblogged this from colberts
  19. portomorrow reblogged this from colberts
  20. xsc-xox reblogged this from colberts
  21. colberts reblogged this from raysperson
  22. thorny-pain reblogged this from tethrasing
  23. xsuprisebitchx reblogged this from orgasmtrail
  24. orgasmtrail reblogged this from wearethe-crossroads
  25. michael831 reblogged this from pedagogyoftheoppressed
  26. thirdwavefun reblogged this from substantialityou
  27. pearlsandink reblogged this from theheadandthisheart
  28. theheadandthisheart reblogged this from pedagogyoftheoppressed
  29. atouchofdestiny reblogged this from heyyybabydoll
  30. timeladyaerynjenkins reblogged this from nothatsstupid