And so, according to a brief perusal of women writer's comments online over the past few days, men are: overly confident, predatory, helpless, psychopaths, terrified of women, fascists, the reason why the world is in this mess, literally so stupid, and the problem here.
Of course what these women really mean is that they themselves are not overly confident, not predatory, not helpless, and on down the line. It's just easier to say that men are these things, rather than you are not these things. People would rightly become suspicious if you suddenly started going on about how amazing you were. They'd start looking for the proof you weren't. But by attributing these negative behaviors and traits to your opposite group, it's an easy, critisism-proof way of saying, I would never behave like this.
from Why I Am Not a Feminist by Jessa Crispin, 2016