Men live in a world of incredible privilege. Unfortunately, we’re like the prisoners in Plato’s cave, often unable to see a world any different from our own. Women may bare their souls trying to show us the advantages we enjoy as men, but – never having seen the world any differently – some men find it impossible to imagine life from a woman’s point of view.
The shootings at UC Santa Barbara picked the scab off this societal wound. Suddenly, deep and festering examples of everything from slight male privilege to disgusting and cancerous misogyny were exposed. “Men’s rights” groups, unable to see that they already enjoy easy access to “rights,” have turned to social media to defend themselves.
The hashtag #notallmen screamed that “not all men” were sexists or rapists and demanded recognition. Women countered with a trend that had already been around, #yesallwomen, detailing the experiences of fear…
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