Wednesday, December 18, 2013

about feminists who like men and their sexuality

In It’s a Man’s World, and It Always Will Be, Camille Paglia says, "A peevish, grudging rancor against men has been one of the most unpalatable and unjust features of second- and third-wave feminism."

She must be speaking of prominent writers rather than all feminists, because I've known a great many feminists who like men. But what strikes me when I think of them is that liking men has nothing to do with their sexuality. Some feminists who like men, including several of my favorite people in the universe, are lesbians. Some feminists who don't like men are straight—liking cock has nothing to do with liking men.

Which should be obvious to anyone who notices that most misogynists are straight, but I never thought about the number of straight misandrists until today.