No-one speaking about men has ever said all men — which is the fucking point of this piece! There’s a difference between what individuals do and sociological phenomenon that includes a certain demographic. My friend Lorelei Weldon did a great story on this about how when speaking about WWII, we routinely say, the Germans, as in, “The Germans invaded Poland.” This does not demonize every person of German nationality, many of whom were against the Nazis, did not hate Jews, or who also suffered during the war. None-the-less, we still say “the Germans.”

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