Misogyny Is the Wrong Word for It

I know what people are getting at when they call a man a “misogynist.” It’s not a bad term, all things considered, to describe men’s mistreatment of women, but it misses something important. I’m interested in treating causes not symptoms and that requires figuring out what’s going on beneath the surface. So my question is: what lies underneath men’s hatred of women?

Ask why it is that men show disrespect, anger, even rage at women. And if your reaction is “not all men” — be quiet, sit down, listen, and learn. The widespread disrespect, anger, and abuse that men inflict on…