Stereotypes

How many of the stereotypes below have you heard applied to men? Some of these have quotes from prominent feminist women.

Men are:

Rapists

“All men are rapists and that’s all they are.”
Marilyn French, Author; (later, advisor to Al Gore’s Presidential Campaign.)

Violent

“Men are rapists, batterers, plunderers, killers; these same men are religious prophets, poets, heroes, figures of romance, adventure, accomplishment, figures ennobled by tragedy and defeat.”
Andrea Dworkin, Pornography: Men Possessing Women

“We live, I am trying to say, in an epidemic of male violence against women.”
Katha Pollitt.

Worthless

“I feel that ‘man-hating’ is an honorable and viable political act, that the oppressed have a right to class-hatred against the class that is oppressing them.”
Robin Morgan, Ms. Magazine Editor.

“Women have their faults / men have only two: / everything they say / everything they do.”
Popular Feminist Graffiti

Unemotional/Insensitive/Cold

“I believe that women have a capacity for understanding and compassion which man structurally does not have, does not have it because he cannot have it. He’s just incapable of it.”
Former Congresswoman Barbara Jordan.

Immoral

“To call a man an animal is to flatter him; he’s a machine, a walking dildo.”
Scum Manifesto. (Valerie Solanas)

Controlling

“All patriarchists exalt the home and family as sacred, demanding it remain inviolate from prying eyes. Men want privacy for their violations of women… All women learn in childhood that women as a sex are men’s prey.”
Marilyn French

 

Others

Among the many other stereotypes of men we can include:

Unable to comitt

Focused only on success/money/sex

Overly rational

Coarse

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