You are the one who had a knee jerk reaction to me making that statement. I was speaking to a very particular dynamic. And there’s more than just one man who believes that. They are called incels — you may have read about them in the news. They have their own Reddit pages and chat rooms. It’s not just one crazy guy who thinks this way. Objecting to that is not a persecution complex. They advocate for violence against women and every year or two one of them carries that out.

I never once even remotely intimated that I think all men believe that. That’s why I said “a guy.”

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