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Actually it's in reference to both. This discussion is not going to get anywhere until at least one side acknowledges its share of the problem, and right now neither side is willing to do so.

The original post is many things, none of them good. I can't say I see convincing evidence of categorical hatred of women, but certainly it is elitist, entitled, paranoid, and puerile. It's creepy and unprofessional, and it's not even well-written. But one point can be extracted from it: that there really is a toxic cycle of mutual predation going on here. The things he claims happen do happen, not the majority of the time, but not in insignificant numbers either. I do not claim the post itself has a point: much like its response, it loads the problem onto one side only, refusing to acknowledge the mutual or cyclic nature of the situation. The reverse also occurs, not a majority of the time, but again not in insignificant numbers. And they both ruin things for a lot of people: far more than are actually involved in the problem itself.

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