On Misandry, Misogyny, Friendship and Social Media
I wrote an article for Daily Life provocatively titled ‘How I learned to stop hating men.’ It was meant to be a play on the stereotype of the ‘man-hating feminist’ but it was really about my legitimate distrust of men after experiencing misogyny throughout my youth, and about how I only became friends with men after I started meeting them on social media, where you can ‘try before you buy’ and find men who are genuinely feminist in their approach to the world.
It’s a hard topic to nail and one I could spend ages writing about. It’s also far more complex than you can get across in a short article, with the history of men’s oppression, the unique circumstance of my family (my brother is the only man in my nuclear family) and other factors at play that have caused my friendship circle to expand like age and career changes. But I gave it a red hot go!