The Washington Post ran last month what must rank as one of the looniest pieces they or anyone has ever run. Retired history professor Victoria Bissell Brown penned a column entitled “Thanks for not raping us, all you ‘good men.’ But it’s not enough.” I’m not sure which is worse: the headline title of the column, the column itself, or the fact that the Post would think this was appropriate to run.
Brown essentially argues that men are, by nature, vile and terrible and will not and cannot change or truly help women. Even the “good” who oppose sexism and have advanced women in culture are incapable of being good or changing. Her article describes a recent night with her husband in which she literally screamed at him because she was “triggered by a small, thoughtless, dismissive, annoyed, patronizing comment.”
She goes on to define her husband as one who listens to her and who is “one of the good men.” But, Brown admits “I said the meanest thing I’ve ever said to him: Don’t you dare sit there and sympathetically promise to change… No, I said. You can’t change. You are unable to change. You don’t have the skills and you won’t do it. You, I said, are one of the good men. You respect women, you believe in women, you like women, you don’t hit women or rape women, or in any way abuse women. You have applauded and funded feminism for a half-century. You are one of the good men. And you cannot change.”
This absolute lunacy perfectly displays the sad reality of radical liberal feminism. Phyllis Schlafly always pinpointed exactly what this op-ed shows. Feminists demand everything even though they admit their hatred and disbelief in men. There’s not one shred of reason in this op-ed or the feminist movement. Feminism has never been about equality. Feminism is about rage and hatred toward men. Even the liberal men who advance the feminist agenda.
Hatred of men isn’t a solution to any problem – it is the problem.
This is pure sexual identity politics, and it only will divide the American people, not bring them together.