I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: 93.7% of 21st century feminist time is wasted reassuring people that feminists don’t hate men.
I’ve also said this before and I’ll say it again: the link to a synopsis of the Twisty Worldview is right there in the sidebar; why will nobody ever read it? Why?
I issue these complaints because I just received an email from someone named Kelly who was pleased to inform me that I Blame the Patriarchy has been included on some list of “the best” gender studies blogs, and thoughtfully provided the link just in case my readers might find the list “interesting.” 
Whenever I am emailed by a complete stranger about something my readers might find interesting, it is a foregone conclusion that 1) my readers will not find it interesting, and 2) I am being tapped for some free advertising. Sometimes it’s a publisher offering me a review copy of some book I would never read in a million years, or a producer offering me a review copy of some movie I would never watch in a million years. Sometimes it’s a blogger who is excited to say he’s added me to his sexyfeminism blogroll, and maybe I could do the same for him, which of course I wouldn’t do in a million years. In all cases, the complete stranger can be relied upon to know nothing whatsoever about this blog or the people who read it.
Today’s email turned out to be a website promoting online college degrees. The website’s blog is titled, I kid you not, “Learn-gasm.” It publishes lists of “100 Best” single-issue blogs — fashion, history, etc. Learn-gasm then emails the lucky bloggers, apprises them of the great honor, and suggests that their readers would get a big bang out of this list. The idea being, presumably, that, once lured to the site by appealing to their pet interests, patriarchy-blamers would sign up in droves for online college courses.
I can see it now, the Rev. B. Dagger Lee earning her online degree in Christian Studies at the University of Phoenix.
Anyway, I was up with my 3 AM hot flash-cum-night-sweats and had nothing better to do after changing the sheets, so I clicked over to Learn-gasm’s “100 Best Gender Studies Blogs.” Sure enough, there was I Blame the Patriarchy, right after Feministing in the Feminism section.
Learn-gasm appears to have been written by a high school sophomore named Christina. Here’s how Christina describes Feministing:
“This blog was designed as a place for women to share their thoughts and feelings about issues that affect their lives.”
And I Blame the Patriarchy?
“Here you’ll find gender issues explored from a distinctly anti-male, pro-feminist point of view.”
Look, I know this is just some cut-rate advertising ploy, and that there is plenty of shit on the web way worse than a list of gender study-ish blogs with meaningless descriptions, but I was cut to the quick, the quick, I tell you, by this latest blatant mischaracterization of my views.
It’s like Superglue, this loony idea that the spinster aunt — the aunt who merely yearns, swilling Scotch alone on her lime green recliner at spinster HQ, for women to assume fully human status in our cold, miserable world — promotes man-hating. I explain it all the time, and it’s right there in the sidebar, but I more or less constantly find myself correcting my detractors, pointing out that my antipathy is directed at male privilege, not at males themselves, either conceptually or personally . Yet “Twisty hates men!” is the constant refrain. So why the ceaseless, deliberate misunderestimation?
Well, I’ll tell you.
In this crummy patriarchy set-up, where men dominate a sex class of women, any suggestion that women are actually human is perceived as an attack on the natural order. Which natural order consists of male authority and female submission. “Male,” in our culture, is the equivalent of and a synonym for authority. Therefore, “women are human,” a statement that challenges male authority, can only be understood to mean “I hate men.” And when a spinster aunt hates men, she’s just asking for it, you know? She proves that women suck, and invalidates all of feminism!
Incidentally, what kind of moron includes a supposedly “anti-male” blog on a list of 100 Best anything?
 I have refrained from linkage on principle, but if your heart is set on a degree in Criminal Justice or Operations Management from an “accredited” internet college, don’t let me stand in your way; feel free to Google “bachelorsdegreeonline.”
 Of course I have no problem whatsoever directing antipathy toward individual men who exercise their privilege in revolting, tacky, exploitative, or violent ways.