What did you call me?

So… A noted speculative fiction author whose name I choose not to mention at this point has a habit of calling men who stick up for women’s rights SJWs, which is meant as a derisive term “Social Justice Warrior.”

Fact is I can put myself in women’s shoes. Figuratively speaking.  Those torture devices we’ve somehow convinced them to call shoes?  Uh-uh!

I can see through their eyes, at least in glimpses. I can internalize the struggle women have suffered. It’s one of our great injustices and it’s not even as openly acknowledged as our injustices against all our other victims. Men have treated women like shit for a long, long time. And still do. And they have to fight for every goddamn step forward, a micrometer at a time. And men resent them for it and claim victimhood they haven’t earned.

Are you fucking kidding me? Women are oppressing you? Are you fucking high? Should you be? Or did you eat paint chips when you were little?

It’s truly one of the most disgusting things I’ve ever heard, just barely ahead of “reverse racism.” Just using the term says you don’t even know what the hell racism is in the first place.

Women deserve a FUCK of a lot more respect than they’ve ever gotten from men and that’s just the flat honest truth. Especially in this western culture. You want to know one of the great uncried crimes of Christianity was? The brutal oppression and subjugation of women. Don’t think that wasn’t as brutal as anything that was ever done on a battlefield. Not for a second.

It’s a crime against humanity. And not just half of it. It stunted men. It allowed us–no, it coerced us–enabled us–to justify treating grown women like children, as if they didn’t have the brains gawd gave a sparrow. It robbed us of SO much human potential. Imagine if we’d have embraced the gifts of women so much earlier than we did. Imagine if women didn’t have to pretend to be men to publish books, and didn’t have to toil away in secret as they did things that most men only believed other men could do.

It hurt the WHOLE human race. And is STILL hurting the whole human race. WOMEN’S RIGHTS ARE HUMAN RIGHTS. BY PURSUING WOMEN’S RIGHTS YOU FURTHER HUMAN RIGHTS MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE YOU CAN DO.

If you want to pretend otherwise I have nothing further to say to you. Go suck a wizened billy goat’s withered testicle. I hope you can’t reproduce.

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