No, we feminists don’t hate men. We just hate the stupid arguments that are sometimes wheeled out by anti-feminist men. Such as that provided by Angry Harry. Witness:
Argument for conclusion that feminists encourage traffic problems (this is a reconstruction. His far less well formulated argument can be seen in full here):
1.there is a very powerful group of dysfunctional people – feminists – whose main aim is to encourage family breakdown.
2. By living together – e.g. getting married – people can save on transport … Traffic congestion and pollution would be reduced enormously and time spent travelling would be cut.
C. By encouraging family break down, feminists are encouraging greater traffic congestion.
Introduced to this argument (at the excellent Fem08) by Damian Carnell from NDVF, as an example of the problematic men’s movements out there, Jender and I scoffed heartily. Ha ha! Why stick at that, why not add:
4. Greater traffic congestion means greater carbon emissions.
5. Greater carbon emissions contribute to global warming
6. Feminists encourage global warming.
Ha ha, reductio reductio! What a ridiculous argument.
But we underestimated Angry Harry – you’ve got to give it to him, he follows the premises through to their conclusion, and thus his bold conclusion:
Feminists Destroy the Planet!
At least he has provided us with an excellent example to use in critical thinking classes (there’s lots more at his site). But perhaps Harry has indeed been too angered by the all those traffic jams. On yer bike Harry!