“My point is that feminists are not biological determinists. Feminists are the least likely people to say ‘all men are bastards’. Some of them might say ‘many men behave like bastards’. But they don’t imply that such behaviour is acceptable because its genetic or ‘natural’ for men to behave that way, like those arguments defending rapists which imply that men are really all just stupid cavemen who can’t be blamed when they rape because, hey, men just can’t help it when they see someone in a mini skirt. Feminists don’t write books about how men are genetically incapable of picking up an iron. Feminists don’t write books about how men are from another planet, one where men have to be left ‘in their cave’ because they just don’t have proper emotions like women do. That’s because actually, feminists think men should be treated as fully functional human beings with brains and morals who should be held responsible for the choices they make.”
I’m willing to be there are some anti-feminists (I won’t say men because unfortunately anti-feminists come in every gender) who will choose, as they often like to do, to misinterpret the very words she is trying so adamantly to clarify as NOT MEANING WHAT THEY MISINTERPRET THEM AS. But I like this article all the same, because if people actually listened this would be perfect.