Today I was thinking about how I am a fairly misogynistic person, and how I am also a girl. Because I am a girl, I “get away with” misogynistic stuff a lot more than a guy could get away with it.
And it seems that a black person can get away with calling another black person a bad name, while if a white person were to use that word, it would be bad news.
So putting these two thoughts together, I am wondering: if I say I hate a certain group of people, if I belong to that group, is it less bad than if I was an outsider saying I hated that group? In my example, if I am a woman, and I say I hate women, I dont think people would jump down my throat as fast as they would if a guy said that. And why is that?
What is the deal with the whole “insider” business, as it were?
I dont think I have expressed what I am talking about very clearly here, so if anyone needs me to try and clarify just ask, but as it is I cant see how to ask it any better.
Also before anyone decides to jump down my throat anyway, I dont really hate all women, I have definite misogynistic issues but that is besides the point for this thread.