Cracked.com is one of my guilty pleasures.
They’ve mastered the art of writing for the internet where readers tend to only process short, sharp chunks of data that are filled to the brim with hyperlinks and visuals. They also tend to be relatively funny, and, from time to time, fairly insightful.
Today’s article 5 Ways Modern Men are Trained to Hate Women is fascinating. Don’t get me wrong, I think there are serious problems with the logic of the article (#3 in particular), but that is not why I am recommending you go and read it. It is a comedy article, not a doctoral thesis, so I’m not exactly holding it to a high standard of intellectual rigor.
No, what I find amazing about the article is the timeliness of it. Given the all-but-officially-declared war on women that is going on in the United States and the recent incidents here on campus, I am overjoyed to see that the pervasiveness of misogyny is getting airplay in popular culture.
Misogyny shapes how all of us think. It shapes our actions, our words and our lives. Even comedy websites see this, so why is it such a hard thing for so many in our culture to understand?