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Men are our husbands, brothers, sons - not ogres

Mary McCarthy


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'Think about the men in your own life – that is the default of the average man you should keep in your head.' (stock photo)

'Think about the men in your own life – that is the default of the average man you should keep in your head.' (stock photo)

'Think about the men in your own life – that is the default of the average man you should keep in your head.' (stock photo)

While I lined up for coffee today I read an interview on my phone with a French writer who has written a publication called I Hate Men.

I had to read it twice I was so taken aback - imagine if it was I Hate Women or I Hate Children, the hoo-ha that would break out.

I have not read Moi les hommes, je les déteste, but the gist of what the 25-year-old author is saying is women have the right not to like men; not to love them as a whole but they can make exceptions.