Men have caused climate change because men have historically (and still are) been the ones in power (running companies and governments). How is that more of an attack on men then what the author has said here — other than in tone? Whether or not climate chance actually harms women more than men is probably up for debate, but that wasn’t what you were objecting to. You were looking at valid criticisms of our society through the lens of personal identity. You were making it about you, when it’s not.

That is my point! It seems quite apparent that what you (and so many other men) actually object to is not the content of the words, but the tone. An angry tone is not considered acceptable. I’m not trying to get into a fight with you — even if it might seem that way. I’m trying to get you to really think about what you are saying and why.

How exactly is it that someone is supposed to “promote” a cause of not being harmed by men and patriarchal society their entire life without mentioning that they don’t like to be harmed by men? If you aren’t doing this kind of thing to women and you agree with the author that it’s not good for women or society to have to live like this, then why are you making criticisms of this situation about you? It’s not about you just because you are male — unless you are raping, harassing, sending dick picks, etc. Women talking about their experiences in this society is about them. And they have every right to be angry if they want to be.

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