Misogyny for dummies – or, you know, men ...

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Misogyny for dummies – or, you know, men ...

Okay, so imagine sharing the world with an alien species that looks down on human males

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At the end of this angry, urgent, heartbroken week, it feels distinctly tone deaf to exclude women from this column, but if they will forgive me this once, I need to ask some of my male readers to engage with this simple thought experiment.

Imagine, just for a moment, that you share this world not with women but with a species of aliens that look distinctly human except that they are taller than you, stronger than you, and much, much more aggressive than you.

You cannot, however, separate yourself from them. They are the other half of society. They are part of your family. They are colleagues; friends; passers-by on the street; world leaders; celebrities; strangers. You have been raised to accept them, trust them, love them. And you have loved them...

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