Yes, the oppressed can oppress others. I make no distinction here between race, gender, nationality, or economic segments. I also believe an oppressed class can systemically oppress another class. I also know for a fact not all men or women are evil, but that some can be.
Therefore, in my attempt to be fair and balanced in my thought process — i.e., I try to be one that sees all sides of the story — in watching women during my life, and in reading history I know there are evil people who will do whatever it is they can to destroy anything they can even if they use the force of law.
This is wrong.
I do not like wrong.
So, when somebody makes a blanket statement, I am obliged to stir that pot with the spoon of balanced contrarianism, if only to inject some reasoned debate.
Look, when a man flinches as they second-guess himself about whether or not to hold a frickin’ door open for a woman because he is afraid of being attacked for being an evil, oppressive man, and when that flinch happens across a nation, then yes, women as a class have oppressed men as a class.
I do not flinch in the face of your anger, ma’am.
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Excerpt from the third novel in The Dance Floor Wars series: Collisions