Hardcore feminist women are sometimes over-senstive. They are also more angry than most people because of the perceived injustices, even if they are legitmate. So in their interactions with men, a very little slight will give the already angry, over-sensitive feminist a reason to hate the man. The feminist will come away from the situation believing that her hatred of that man is not arbitrary and that rather, there was a good reason behind it. But in reality, she is probably being over-sensitive and judging the man over something petty.
This probably applies to a smaller percentage of feminists, but that probably where the stereotype comes from.
Here's an anti-ridiculous feminist song!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBaIkMlatZo
I forgot about how quick people often are to throw around the "man hater" term. I have nothing to say really, other than I agree with you. Especially that misandry is generally a bad term.
Originally Posted by T-6005
I think that, just like misogynic stereotypes, everyday life is rife with misandric stereotypes, which is something that really bothers me because I don't think either have a place in intellectually developed societies. I am not saying that misandry is necessarily as big as misogyny, but it is there for sure and it fuels the sexist notions that weaken progress towards a more egalitarian culture. On a personal level, I have known but one misandric person. She learned to hate men because of very bad experiences with her father, which she generalized to all men. While she may have been a feminist, there are enough feminists who don't hate men out there to conclude that feminism is not at all synonymous with misandry in my opinion.
Feminism is about men and women being equal, so it makes no sense to hate men. Granted, there are "feminists" who do hate men and give the rest a bad name.
In some way misandry probably exists because of misogyny (and vise verse).
And yeah, what T said.