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*Feminists Like Men

Well who’d have thunk it. Women who support the equality of men and women like men more than women who think what is good for the goose is not good for the gander or that a man wears the pants and a woman doesn’t. Researchers at the University of Houston found that hostility toward men is directly co-related to lack of feminism.

According to Melinda Kander, one of the researchers:

Our work finds that, indeed, non-feminists believe in traditional gender roles such as men being breadwinners and women being caregivers. At the same time, these non-feminists actually appear to resent the confines of the traditional roles they advocate, which presents a paradox for women and men in traditional heterosexual relationships.

I don’t think it’s much of a paradox. Having a constricted and dependent life would make any sane person resentful and women (in case anyone is in doubt) are eminently sane. Another study has found that hostility toward men goes up the greater the gender inequality in a country. Amazing! I mean really, doesn’t beating people down generally make them happy and grateful?

Anyway the details are here. Perhaps I’ll printed it out, roll it up, and use it to bop on the head the next person who is apologetic for espousing feminist beliefs.

I’m not a feminist but of course I support equal pay for equal work. Bop.

I don’t hate men or anything, but no means no. Bop.

Bop. Bop. Bop. Feels pretty good.

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Lilian is the author of Web of Angels, a novel about a mom with DID (multiple personalities). She's also the author of the historical novels, The River Midnight and The Singing Fire, about secrets, friendship and motherhood in 19th century Poland and London.

8 thoughts on “*Feminists Like Men

    1. Toe, he is unbelievable. Jaw droppingly. And he is on the Ontario Supreme Court? The guy who thinks a woman who commutes doesn’t give reliable testimony because she commutes? I wouldn’t insult the anus (which at least does its job) by comparing it to him.

  1. I read a book by Oliver James (Britain on the Couch; Why we’re unhappier compared with 1950 despite being richer) in which he talked a lot about rancour between the genders, which was pretty much always caused by underlying resentment and unhappiness about inequality. The line that feminists hate men is sooooo old, and only ever applied to a tiny minority of the feminist movement in the 70s anyway. But it served the backlash very well.

  2. And not only that, but I read that we are turned on – that is, erotically aroused – by men who do housework.

    “Peel me a grape while you’re running the vacuum, honey?”

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