Man bashing – what woman hasn’t indulged for a moment following a harsh breakup or an encounter with a condescending male coworker? Most vent and move on, but some women dwell until it approaches obsession. Skipping lightly past issues regarding how untrue and unfair generalizations are, they’ll tell you how “all men” are pigs, “all men” can’t cook, “all men” blah blah blah. Such bashing is obviously demeaning and sexist towards men. Less obviously, it’s also demeaning and sexist to women. You’ll agree by the end.
Put simply, man bashing implies women are stupid. Heterosexual ones, anyway.
Women expend enormous amounts of energy to be attractive. Although we improve ourselves for our own well-being, we also crave male attention. How smart is that, if the sexist, ubiquitous man bashing is true? An intelligent woman wouldn’t cut calories and spend hours exercising to be considered beautiful by an evolutionary throwback. No one worthy of the phrase “well-educated” would spend an hour getting ready for a night out with the man-bashing version of her date. If the masculine half of the species is so worthless, the feminine half has serious self-destructive tendencies.
Furthermore: jealousy. Who’s so self-assured she hasn’t felt jealous when ‘her’ man seems to prefer someone else? If the basher truly believes that men don’t deserve to live…what does that say about those who date them, marry them? Was the wife stupid to begin with, or did she turn stupid when she thought she’d chain herself to one of those supposed troglodytes called men?
Mothers allow their precious daughters to be alone with fathers, uncles, brothers. If men are the source of all evil, as bashers proclaim, how idiotic is that? Segregate! Don’t let impressionable youngsters mingle with such hell-spawn! Once again, indulging in bashing unintentionally insults just about every woman the basher has ever known. Way to ostracize yourself.
Finally, it’s sexist to women because it implicates all of us in the basher’s bigotry, the basher’s double standard. Women boo and hiss when a sexist man claims women are fated to be a man’s servant, or jokes that women should stay in the kitchen – and rightfully so. Those views demean and limit half the population. But these same group will laugh – or at the very least not comment – when someone claims that all men lack emotional depth, or jokes that doctors slap babies to knock the dicks off the smart ones. How is that any better? By slamming men, as an undifferentiated group, for being sexist, she slaps the label on herself as well. Anyone who didn’t object is sexist by association.
So – man bashing. It proclaims every woman you’ve ever known to be a super moronic idiot, and it reveals your sexist double standard, and the double standard of everyone who joins your ‘fun’. Now tell me how man bashing isn’t sexist to women?