The website is called GirlsAskGuys, with arrows implying it's also GuysAskGirls.
However, after being here for a few years, it seems a more accurate title would be GirlsHateGuys and GuysHateGirls.
I've had my fair share of bad experiences with men (more than my fair share, if you ask me, haha), but I've never felt bitter towards ALL men, hating men never even crossed my mind. But GAG is so packed full of women bashing men and men bashing women. It seems to be a gender war here sometimes, and before GAG, I never realized people were feeling THAT hostile towards the opposite gender.
I've seen answers from women saying they love to humiliate men and I've seen answers from men saying they can't think of any qualities to like about women. It goes on and on.
It reminds of when I was a kid and all of the girls would play on one side of the playground and all of the boys would play on the other. Have we really not matured at all since then? Haha!
Why do you think GAG houses so many misogynists and misandrists?
Do you sometimes feel like people use GAG as a giant hate club?
What are your thoughts?
Most Helpful Girl
I find it all over the Internet, but yeah, its quite prominent here and it does make this site a lot less enjoyable than it could be.
Personally, I notice far more misogyny than misandry. I see the occasional girl saying something like, "Why are all guys jerks?" or "Why do guys only care about sex?" (Though, I'll allow that maybe I just pick up on misogyny more readily because its more personal to me).
On the other hand, from reading this site, it seems like a lot of guys think women are just friendzoning, golddigging, manipulative bitches who offer nothing to relationships (or perhaps offer nothing to society at large).
I've seen men act like/say women are all irrational. I've even had a guy once say to myself and another woman, when we disagreed with him about something, "I can't believe I wasted my logic on you girls".
It seems like a lot of guys view women as sex objects, rather than people (you know, with feelings and stuff).
I've seen tons of slut-shaming and victim-blaming from both guys and girls.
And that's even sadder---there's a huge amount of internalized misogyny here too---women hating women and making graceless generalizations about women as a whole ("But not me! I'm not like that!").
Frankly, there's a lot of sexism against women in society in general, and its easy for people to adopt those ideas. I just think that people are more honest about it online, particularly with the relative anonymity that the Internet provides.
I assume that a lot of it stems from people having negative or frustrating experiences with the opposite sex and few positive experiences to balance it out, combined with a willingness to believe that half the population is a homogeneous group. The truth is that there are both sh*tty men and sh*tty women out there, as well as awesome men and awesome women.
I have a lot of wonderful men in my life, so I know that the negative stereotypes/generalizations about men aren't true of all men. There are also a lot of really awesome guys on this site. That said, hearing men bash women every single time I come on the Internet does make me kind of nervous, like maybe there are a lot more men with these kinds of attitudes and I just don't know it because in person, they keep it to themselves. It's kind of scary, but I try to assure myself that these people are probably just a vocal minority.
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