Since the political left likes to describe guys as being ‘misogynistic’ at the drop of an adjective, I though I’d look it up in order to be correct should I bump my head and choose to use this particular buzz word:
“Misogyny (/mɪˈsɒdʒɪni/) is the hatred or dislike of women or girls. According to feminist theory, misogyny can be manifested in numerous ways, including sexual discrimination, belittling of women, violence against women, and sexual objectification of women.”
The first thing I came to realize is that all guys are misogynistic by nature. It’s in the wiring. As soon as a guy thinks, “Wow!” upon seeing a dazzling damsel he is objectifying. I never spoke with anyone with even an ounce of testosterone who saw a lady of the feminine persuasion perched atop a barstool or gliding across the floor at a church social whose first thought was, “She must have an incredible mind,” or “I wonder if she has a great personality.” Most normal, healthy guys don’t buy a girl drinks or dinner or bring her flowers with the hope of seducing her into talking with them.
When we were little kids, we called names and threw rocks at girls who had the audacity to interrupt our ballgame by skipping rope along the third base line. What’s worse, we didn’t let them play … blatant discrimination! In a few years, as we moved from nose picker into the puberty stage, we began to wonder what girls were for and, likewise, they developed the same curiosity. I don’t honestly know what name applies to their curiosity about us but, as we explored our identities, and moved into actually touching things, both genders seemed to enjoy it. Girls most often try to hide their objectification. Guys just show up.
It seems to me that people who have nothing better to do with their time than find exactly the right sixteen syllable name for what turns out to be a universal condition either have too much time on their hands or too much empty space between their ears. In either case, they are so busy trying to make the rules that they never get to enjoy the game.