Thank you for reacting with kindness. Many others have not. I agree with your position. Obviously it was a satirical piece. Not meant in any way to tarnish all men. I only responded as I did because I fear many other men might not view it as it was intended. In particular men who hold inherently sexist and/or misogynistic beliefs tend to look at such writings as personal attacks. Of course this is ridiculous and incorrect but to dismiss their feelings as wrong only invites a further hardening of their already grossly distorted worldviews. I have been accused of “mansplaining” and ignorance by many women and men for what I said. These attacks genuinely hurt. I feel misunderstood and misinterpreted. In the end they make me question why I even bother to engage. In some comments I have suggested the personal attacks will dissuade me from even trying in the future. This sucks. If we can’t talk about and debate important issues like gender than we will never move forward. Thank you again for showing some kindness. It is responses like you’re that give me the courage to keep spouting off.

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