Original comment on reddit, quoted in full:
I’ve been reading “Loving Men, Respecting Women: The Future of Gender Politics” by Tim Goldich. In it he cites a quote from the Daily Bruin (1996), extracted form a book by Cathy Young (Ceasefire!: Why Women and Men Must Join Forces to Achieve True Equality). It encapsulates the attitude of many feminists (and dare I say it, women in general):
In a 1996 article in the campus paper the Daily Bruin, UCLA student Jessica Morgan calls it “creative feminism.” Women, she asserts, should employ “a combination of feminist ideals and the advantages that come with being female” to achieve their ends: fall back on feminism if they feel sexually harassed but on femininity if they need to use sex appeal to get their way; refuse to defer to men but rely on them to do manly things like squash bugs. “So men are confused, and I say ‘good,’” adds Morgan. “The more confused the men of this country are, the easier they are to manipulate…. The more easily they are manipulated, the more likely it is that we’ll get what we want—whatever it is that we want.”
This is what I have found so aggravating about feminism for the last 40+ years. Most of the time this attitude remains largely unspoken, at least publicly, but this woman has laid bare the way many women think of men.