‘Kill All Men’ Response: Bold Statement Brings Awareness to the Oppression of the Patriarchy

Article here. Excerpt:

'The hyperbole “Kill All Men” is a verbal manifestation of deep-rooted distrust in the power structure that puts rapists in our courts and gender roles in our homes. Although the mainstream media often misinterprets the slogan, it’s not actually about women wanting any individual or group to die. It’s about women vocalizing their anger as a way to trivialize traumatic experiences, typically with cisgender men. “Kill All Men” should be seen as a cry for the death of the patriarchy, not as a cry for blood.

Part of processing these traumatic experiences is allowing oneself to feel intensely, and while it’s not good to spread hate, releasing tension by joking with friends does help victims. Coping with trauma through dark humor — or ironic misandry in this case — isn’t a bad thing, but emotional suppression can be. Suppressed emotions always find ways to manifest themselves, and can end up perpetuating cycles of violence.

Instead of attacking women for “polarizing political discourse,” let’s ask them why they’re motivated to use such radical rhetoric. Let’s stop victim shaming and simply listen. Why do women say “Kill All Men,” and how can we change the systems that motivate them to do so?

It’s a structural attack, not a personal one. Feminists don’t want men to die, they want the death of conventional masculinity. And it’s not just feminists who should want this. Men, women, and non-binary people should support the end of masculine stereotypes as well. We need to challenge the ideas that say men can’t have positive familial roles, that men can’t be reliant on others, and that men must be tough. These stereotypes aren’t just hurting women, they’re hurting men too. Messages of conventional masculinity, like these stereotypes, lead men to face higher rates of suicide and violence.'

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If the intent was to say "Death to The Patriarchy", they'd be saying it.

They mean "kill all men" when they say it. Don't let them bamboozle you.

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I agree Matt. If you have to explain why hate speech isn't hate speech, then it really is hate speech.

This becomes very clear when one of the originators of the #KILLALLMEN hate speech also tweeted this little chestnut after it became clear that men were dying at a higher rate than women from COVID-19 "corona virus isn't killing men fast enough" (Clementine Ford).

Feminists are always using pretzel logic to explain why their casual misandry and even their most putrid hate speech is justified and reasonable. But the cold hard facts are that hate speech is hate speech, there are no exceptions for hate speech that is funny, or satire, or allegory, or structural.

Making any statement with a literal meaning that incites the killing of anyone on the basis of immutable characteristics like sex, race, etc, shows an entrenched and unquestioned culture of hatred and a pathological narcissism so extreme, that these haters have no idea why anyone is upset about it. It's no wonder that feminism is increasingly being recognised as an ideology of hate and repression.

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If a woman has sex with an underage boy, it's not rape--it's a relationship.

If a woman grabs a man by his privates, it's not sexual assault--it's sexual liberation.

If a woman says she wants to kill all men, she's just expressing some emotion.

No. When a woman does it, it doesn't count--or at least not as much as when a man does it.

Imagine a man sayin "Kill all women." Would anyone try to explain it away as "expressing emotions"? Of course not. But when a woman says it, well, it doesn't really count.

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