Apparently huge swaths of people are misogynists these days. At least that is what we are told. A misogynist is someone who hates women. This would not be a good thing. How did this group of people come to be? Some other people decided to label them as such. Why was this? This is a good question. Let us explore more.
Rational thought is all about using evidence (ideally obvious facts) and applying the rules of logic to infer conclusions. For some, there are real issues with this approach, be it thinking is hard and/or I just don’t like those conclusions. Probably when the “and” in the previous sentence is applied, we get the following result: name calling. Actually when the “or” is applicable, we get the same result. Short answer — when they have nothing, they engage in name calling.
Another tell is when name-calling is engaged as a first resort, rather than a last resort. Effectively they have nothing, so do only thing that they have in their arsenal. It is odd that more people don’t see this, but that is the way that it is. Even people who supposedly by training should know better (I am looking at you journalists and professors).
So with respect to misogynist, what does it come down to? If you criticize women individually or as a group for any reason, you are a misogynist. The implication of this would be that women can demand or assert anything, and you should be rendered impotent to reply. Think about that. Does this make sense to anybody?
Exit question — How do professors and journalists look at themselves in the mirror?