Whatever the other positives and negatives are of the Occupy Wall Street movement, it is another vehicle for misandry. Some examples of misandry in the Occupy Wall Street movement, can be found at its We Are the 99% blog which showcases people who believe they are the victim of the richest 1%. That blog has a high number of single mothers and other women demonstrating high levels of entitlement as can be seen in the following examples:
This woman says, “Let the dudes pay my bill!” In other words, she is demanding men subsidize her, not rich men or billionaires (which would be questionable enough) but men in general. This is a repeated theme that can be seen with this woman who says, “men lied”. Again, it’s all men she is blaming.
This woman is complaining that she is going heavily into debt in college because she wants to work as an “activist” at a “feminist non-profit”:
Single mothers and soon to be single mothers are seen a lot on the We Are The 99% blog. The following examples have a common theme of how the bank bailouts should have been given to single mothers or women in general to subsidize their bad decisions:
There are many more examples of female entitlement such as women complaining that a degree in fine arts doesn’t guarantee a job, women who talk as if they randomly ended up in prison, etc. Some of you may be thinking that this is not representative of Occupy Wall Street because it’s easy to cherry pick a few blog entries. The misandry in Occupy Wall Street goes much deeper than this. Their demands include a “gender equal rights amendment”, and how they are organized is explicitly anti-male:
Occupy Wall Street’s General Assembly operates under a revolutionary “progressive stack.” A normal “stack” means those who wish to speak get in line. A progressive stack encourages women and traditionally marginalized groups speak before men, especially white men. This is something that has been in place since the beginning, it is necessary, and it is important.
“Step up, step back” was a common phrase of the first week, encouraging white men to acknowledge the privilege they have lived in their entire lives and to step back from continually speaking.
All of this adds up to Occupy Wall Street being another arm of misandry. As far as they are concerned, if you are male, then you are part of the 1%.