Feminists have long used the phrase “hating women” of people – generally men, but sometimes women also – who don’t accept feminism’s claims. The list of potential “sins” in this area is large. Here are some of them. Anyone who rejects abortion hates women. Anyone who would describe what a female politician, but not a male politician, is wearing hates women. Anyone who thinks that men and women are fundamentally different hates women. Anyone who thinks that women sometimes lie about rape hates women. Anyone who thinks of a high-school female as a girl rather than a woman hates women. Anyone who uses terms like “chick” or “gal” to refer to a woman hates women. Anyone who practices old-fashioned manners (like opening doors for women) hates women. Anyone who is Republican hates women. Any woman who just wants to be a housewife hates women, and so does any man who encourages her. Any American who didn’t support Hillary hates women. The list is endless. But somehow, men who think it’s permissible to rape women who are dressed “inappropriately” (meaning they are wearing just about anything women here in the West usually wear) somehow escape the charge of hating women.
And this makes feminism nothing but a joke.