The Misandrist’s logo clearly demonstrates her angerIsn’t the Internet a wonderful world of variety? Here’s a blog called Dear Misandrist, which may just be the opposite of my blog. It’s a wonder to me that there is not an uproar about such things, but I support her right to free speech and anyway, this misandrist appears to be merely a woman angry for being dumped by a man. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. Her logo (at right) clearly demonstrates her anger.

Here’s what she writes:

Has a man ever broken your heart or ruined your life? Have you ever witnessed a man humiliate himself in such a manner as to make it questionable whether or not men are sentient beings? Do you question whether or not men (sons, brothers, fathers, uncles, boyfriends, husbands, grandfathers, dates, strangers on the street) are capable of feeling anything other than mirth, anger or jealousy? If you’re female and you’re alive, chances are the answer is “yes.”

Dear Misandrist, love is messy whether you’re a man or a woman.

The Misandrist would like you to send your stories to her. Send her your worst. Each day she’ll post a new story submitted by a different woman. Include the story itself, how it affected you, and how you may have dealt with it or recovered from it or gotten revenge.

Revenge? Against “grandfathers” and “strangers on the street”? I was pleased to see that she isn’t receiving many submissions, and that she received and published this one from a 25-year-old man. I can’t seem to link directly to that post, so I’ll quote the text here:

I used to consider myself a feminist, and probably even a misandrist, to some degree, not anymore. I am a 25 year old man. I realize that men have driven you, and other women who share your views, to misandry, but you can’t fight fire with fire. This will only make the fire bigger. And it has, gender hate has become an epidemic. The only way to combat hatred, is with love. Not all men are the hateful, angry, bigoted, sex-crazed, inept, proto-humans you think they are. Some of us are making serious attempts to be better men, but I have noticed that the culture climate between the sexes lately has become so hostile, that I have found myself thinking misogynistic thoughts. This is not who I want to be, but now the roles have reversed, and I am the one being pushed. I refuse to fight back with hate though, I fight those thoughts, and I replace them with philogynistic thoughts. I suggest, if you would like to make the world a better place, that you do the same, and stop spreading discriminatory propaganda. Everyone has the power to change the world, but you must first start by changing yourself.

And what is the misandrist’s response? Sarcasm and maybe even a touch of homophobia:

shame, shame, shame on my misandristic self. Some wonderful philogynist took the time out of his day to try and make the world a better place…. Maybe he should try a penis. He might like it.

Despite her ignorance I support the misandrist’s right to publish her opinions on the Internet. I also wonder how old she is. Perhaps she is 14 and her first boyfriend just broke up with her. Perhaps she’s 60 and has been divorced six times. You just never know on the Internet.

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