How to Defeat Your Own Cause
Do you agree with the statement that “some men rape, ergo all men are rapists”? I hope not because if you do, I don’t want you on my blog. I want you in a psychiatrist’s office.
If you agree with me that it is wrong to condemn an entire group based on the actions of some members of this group, then how is it OK to make the following statements:
That is perhaps the grandest irony of all this: feminism perpetuates these prejudices by painting women as only victims and men as only oppressors. Feminists peddle that message so much that many governments and political organizations accept it without question. It never occurs to any of them to ask whether men and boys are victims of rape and sexual violence.
Would it have killed the author of this piece to put the word “some” before mentioning feminists? Doesn’t he realize that this blatant and stupid generalization makes him sound just like those unhinged people who consider all men to be rapists?
Probably the author of this post was trying to make an important point. I wouldn’t be able to appreciate it, though, because I have no trust for a person capable of such sloppy and careless generalizations.