For women, misogyny is a daily reality
He’s usually white, the product of developed country and from a comfortable background. Yet he’s invariably alienated, resentful and enraged because the world and its citizens haven’t bent to his will and fulfilled his every desire.
According to the female professor:
Misogyny exists in the grinding daily reminders faced by women ... it’s in the catcalls, the orders to “Smile, baby!,” the tearing off of hijabs, the unwanted touches, the social-media murder threats, the doctored drinks, the revenge porn, the foul stand-up comedy rape jokes, the online forums devoted to debasing women ...
Where do I begin? Tearing off of hijab was a hoax. Murder threats, unwanted touching, doctored drinks and revenge porn are unlawful acts that are harshly and duly prosecuted by our courts - people who do those acts are not misogynists - they're criminal offenders. Catcalling? Please, nowadays men take long looks at attractive women, they don't catcall.
Foul stand-up comedy rape jokes? Sorry, I haven't heard them. But please savour the irony of the allegation that misogyny equals online forums devoted to debasing women, in an article that portrays the general misogynist as a white, resentful male from a developed country.
Can we please put an end to this shtick? No more identity politics. Of course there will always be irrational people in every society. That does not mean, for instance, that all white men are misogynists. For crying out loud ... does that have to be explained? What's next? All white people are racist? Oh, wait.