From a group of women in a group chat. They're all married or have been committed for years and waiting for the guy to propose after years. I'm the only single woman in the chat. They were taking turns venting about their men when they each have been casually misogynistic towards them.
I chimed in, agreeing that it's BS, and that cultural misogyny is a men's culture problem that goes little to nowhere when women explain it to men, because misogynistic men won't treat women as full human enough to listen to them in the first place... because thats the nature of misogynistic culture. They aren't going to listen to women on this, men need to do something about it towards other men, educate their fellow men, call other men out, etc for real change.
Misogynistic men just aren't going to be very motivated to change a system that already benefits them so much, ya know? And especially not if it's only women talking to them about it. The ones below them. The ones to talk over. Etc. 😮💨
That was the gist of what I said. There was no response from the 6 of them... until later, one said, "in other news, my bf bought me TWO of the grocery items I've been trying to find!" And the group chat suddenly livened up again.
Why do I even say anything. It's disheartening. Even more so when the chat is mostly these women airing their grievances about being mommies to their husbands/boyfriends.
I muted this group chat. It's lonely sometimes!!
I thought I could find solidarity with FDS ladies on this. Thanks for reading.