If you are talking about the new campaign #yesallwomen where they say not all men do something but all women experience something, then I fully support that. If you are referring to when a woman makes a general statement about men than I think it’s lunacy and they should get out of their feelings.
This is why. When a statement like, say, “men are disgusting.” Is made. It can be taken two ways; a generalization of the whole group or just speaking in the plural tense and referring to more than one specific group in the larger whole.
That being said. As a member of the gender that she spoke about I and any other member of said group has a right to defend themselves and correct her or tell her not to generalize. This can be problematic otherwise being that if she falls into the former group she may not know better and should be educated, speaking that way could give the less knowledgeable the impression that the general statements is legitimate, and when making statements it is important to expound on comments like that.
The most common response I hear is something like “omg we all know not ALL men do (insert what you wish)… This is usually followed by some condescending statement. Here’s the issue with that. Not all people recognize that not all men are that way (thats ome resaon why racist, misogynist, phobic thought, and misandy exist), you are a stranger to me. You could be one of those people, I have no way of knowing and I have a right to respond if you are.
More over I see a big double standard with most of these people. These same people will get upset if a man makes a statement like “Women are all users. ” they will be the first ones to issue a rebuttal in this situation. That’s hypocrisy. They’re both reckless statements issued publicly and bout are applicable for challenge.
things go both ways, if it’s wrong for one side it’s wrong for the other. And if you make a statement be willing to explain it, and deffend it. To hear people say something wrong and to say nothing is the same as doing it. To see someone do something wrong and not oppose it is the same as condoning it. That’s how I see it. If a comment can apply to you, you have a right to respond.