I love specific men but I hate men as a general mass and as a general entity. I would apologize but I believe that the men that are offended by that statement don’t deserve an apology nor do they genuinely care about how I feel. They just want me to be quiet and shut the fuck up.
Oof. I couldn’t agree more. And I spent 48 years trying to live as one.
Upon transition I gained a depth of perspective that the old me, who tried so hard to be a good feminist ‘man’, simply could never have had. And having lived among men I KNOW so very much of their behaviour is simply inexcusable. They are utterly complicit in not trying hard enough.
Thank you for your boldness in writing this piece. With you all the way.