The answer that has always plagued us: "Should we hate men?" We can all breathe a little easier this morning, because that answer had been found, by Suzanna Danuta Walters, a professor of sociology and director of the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at Northeastern University. And, would you believe it, the answer came in an article in the Washington Post titled "Why can't we hate men?"
She starts by listing the recent occasions in which men have been evil—it goes without saying that President Trump is right there at the top, the list of discretions that prove "the deadening banality of male prerogative."
"Seen in this indisputably true context, it seems logical to hate men. I can't lie, I've always had a soft spot for the radical feminist smackdown, for naming the problem in no uncertain terms. I've rankled at the 'but we don't hate men' protestations of generations of would-be feminists and found the 'men are not the problem, this system is' obfuscation too precious by half."
What? The entire article is jammed full of words lifted right out of the syllabus for a Gender Studies class. Wage inequality. Patriarchy. Education inequality. She unironically refers to America as "the land of legislatively legitimated toxic masculinity." Hot-button terms about issues that have either been made up or dramatized as a means of pushing a narrative. The whole thing reads like a satirical article written in the uptight, out-of-touch voice of a hysterical, humorless Campus feminist.
The more you live a happy, productive life, the angrier and more useless they get.
Right up to cringe-inducingly misandrist and tone-deaf conclusion: " So men, if you really are #WithUs and would like us to not hate you for all the millennia of woe you have produced and benefited from, start with this: Lean out so we can actually just stand up without being beaten down. Pledge to vote for feminist women only. Don't run for office. Don't be in charge of anything. Step away from the power. We got this. And please know that your crocodile tears won't be wiped away by us anymore. We have every right to hate you. You have done us wrong. #BecausePatriarchy. It is long past time to play hard for Team Feminism. And win."
The article stands as one more divisive, inflammatory piece of rhetoric coming out of the radical Left—which, more often, is less "radical" and more commonplace. Using myths and opinions as fact, this contingent of radicals is stomping around making demands. Smile and nod, wave a friendly wave. The more you live a happy, productive life, the angrier and more useless they get.