Is anything creepier than a ‘male feminist’?

Article here. Excerpt:

'There are three reasons men declare themselves feminists. Firstly, they’re frightened. They’re so terrified of women’s rage that they want to make it clear from the off that they’re not one of those abusing, bully-ing men they’ve heard about. They want to ingratiate themselves with women by announcing their reconstructed ideology. Like guilty dogs rolling over and thwacking their tails on the carpet in supplication, they seem to be pleading: ‘Don’t hit me! I’m harmless. I’m a feminist!’

There’s another category of men who simply hate themselves. Little do they know how unattractive this is to women as they announce, thinking they’re being honest, that they’re actually loathsome, vile human beings, horrible people who can’t help thinking about sex all the time, slimy abusive toads, worthless fantasists who, if it weren’t illegal, would, at the drop of a hat, love to be popping out from behind bushes to assault passing women. They go along with the idea that men are the oppressor class, attributing collective guilt to an entire category of human beings. And we all know where that kind of thinking leads.

And finally, there are the ones who declare themselves feminists in order to establish male superiority. They know we’re weak and vulnerable, and they want to take care of us and protect — all of this with the deeply patronising assumption we need protecting. Listen to Robert Crampton, the Times’s self-styled (typically) Beta Male. He always sounds like an amiable bloke, but riddled with self-doubt. Except when it comes to feminism. He clearly wants to be thought of as ‘on side’.'

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to cut married w/ children guys some slack. they don't really own anything (unless they are stinking rich) and can't play anywhere or w/ anyone mommy doesn't like, so they most oft can't go outside her realm. only when freed from bondage can they feel free to express their real thoughts about the real world. we make the mistake of marrying because of the innocence of our youth, and the feminist world around us that demands we acclimate.

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Married guys may adopt an odd kind of Stockholm Syndrome where they actually start identifying with their captor and her beliefs and interests. Then again for the bulk of men who get married these days, it's an expression either of ignorance on their part or of hubris: "That'll never happen to me!" -- divorce, false accusations, etc. Or some guys just haven't thought it through or haven't been keeping up with the times and are still kind of stuck in the 1950s where marriage is concerned.

Either way, they take the plunge. If a guy tends to be sort of out of touch with reality in re marriage, he could also be out of touch with the actual state of affairs vis-a-vis feminism.

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