We’ve briefly covered the subject of feminism and misogyny. We talked about extremists, about the red-pillers and femi-nazis and, as a woman, I gave you my explanations, opinions and thoughts about these, adding some historical facts as well. But we didn’t quite discussed the concept of misandry. So, let us see what it means and how it affects everyone.
Misandry represents the hatred against men and boys and it can be exhibited through numerous acts such as exclusion, physical and emotional violence or sexism. If sexism was a coin, misandry and misogyny would be its head and tail. And they are both born out of hatred, thirst for power and misinformation. Both misandry and misogyny have been around ever since the human learned how to walk, speak and think.
Although misandry seems to be a little bit more “tamed” when you compare it to its sibling, misogyny, it still affects people. There are “levels” or, better said, degrees of hatred that can either stagnate or degenerate regarding this concept. For example a “softer” misandrist individual would see all men the same: useless, a pain to deal with, creepy, criminals with no moral, while a radical misandrist person would want all men to go extinct.
How does this affects me, as a man or a woman?
Being seen as heartless, cold, the pillar that should never show emotions or weakness, driven by carnal instincts is enough to suffocate a man. Countless women have an incorrect view towards ALL men: they are disrespectful, violent and sometimes even brainless. However, one should remember that malice has no gender. Yes, there are violent men (and women) out there, yet this is not a rule or a patter.
Another huge misconception is the confusion or association of misandry with feminism. We’ve talked about it, we’ve discussed it. And prejudice against or hate towards either gender will never be the solution. The exclusion of men is real: from so called “harmless” jokes, to exclusion, stereotypes and violence, they all can be victims of it. The classic “man up”, printed violent appearance on their foreheads, the hurtful words men who go outside the standard social view of the man, they all cluster up and could give birth to a new generation of hatred.
So, no matter if you are a man or a woman, misandry affects you, sometimes without even realizing because no matter what you are a human, men are humans, women are humans. It should be concerning you, especially since hate and violence will give birth to hate and violence.
What is worse: misandry or misogyny?
Both. Both of them are the worst. While there are not so many examples of institutional discrimination against men (except for child custody and false violence reports that could easily go against men), social and cultural discrimination are everywhere! Yet, there should be a balance so one cannot jump from one extreme to another.
For a clearer explanation let’s give some examples: Is telling men that should “suck it up” and remain silent when they suffer misandry? Absolutely. Is demanding equal rights, laws against domestic violence and sexual harassment misandry? No. If it was we would think about prisons and other forms of “punishments” as crimes against humanity, but, in reality, they are made for those who are doing evil. No man or woman should be charged for something they didn’t do.
Yes, misandry is not brought to the spotlight very often, many times being forgotten or buried in ignorance. However, this does not mean we can just close your eyes and ignore it. As per usual, no matter the subject, keep your calm as much as possible inside and outside the argument. Put yourself into the shoes of those who are discriminated, educate yourself and seek equality!