Ask Men has come up with a list of "Cruel Things Women Do To Men," noting that "it seems like a reverse sexism started to take hold as the feminist movement came about and equality for women began gaining ground."
The list, which was written by a woman, would be infuriating if it wasn't so incredibly dumb. Women are cruel, according to this list, because they "don't pick up their phone," "emotionally manipulate men," and "criticize their men in public." Miller trots out every tired stereotype there is to complete her list, including "withholding sex," in an attempt to make some sort of stand against an "acceptable" cruelty that has gone on for way too long.
Miller seemingly fails to recognize that these aren't just cruel things that women do to men, they are cruel things that people do to people. This list could easily read "Top 10 Things Total Jerks Do," or "Top 10 Signs You Are In An Unhealthy Relationship" though that would destroy the author's basic argument, that it's more appalling when the "fairer sex" (yes, she went there) is cruel, as ladies aren't meant to do such things, and that women (and women alone, apparently) should be ashamed of such behaviors.
Lines like this: "In general, women are much more emotional than men and it's easy for some women to use a man's complete incomprehension of female feelings to get something out of him," and "For most men, sex is as important as breathing, so withholding it in order to get something she wants or simply to punish her man for his transgressions is a pretty awful thing to do, even if it is effective," also show a nice heapin' helpin' of sweeping generalizations towards both genders on Miller's part, as men portrayed as idiotic weaklings who are bandied about by cruel and horrible women and their wicked ways.
I typically rip these pieces apart, but the site isn't worth the trouble anymore; it's just a land of stereotypes and stupid articles meant to play into the target audience's belief that women are just bitches who need to step in line. Don't believe me? Check the comments:
Shut your hole. All three of them.
Nice article. The fact that so many chicks are mad at this article and one even went as far as to call it misogynistic shows how much the realization that they're total bitches hurt them. Good job =)
At least "Oh please" is fighting the good fight:
Oh please. says:
Holy sexist stereotypes, Batman! My god, could this be any more stereotyped? Clearly the author of this article knows nothing about either gender, since these so-called "cruel things" can apply to both men and women.
Good try. Not really. Let me know when you join the rest of us in the 21st century.
Top Ten Cruel Things Women Do To Men [AskMen]